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      Archive: 2/24/2013
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        2/24/2013, Adar 14, 5773

      Israeli Chosen to Head Socialist International


      Collette Avital, the head of the Israel Holocaust Survivors Organization, former Knesset member and a former Israeli diplomat in the U.S. and Europe, has been chosen as head of the Socialist International, the world organization of social democrat political parties.

      Avital, a career-long member of the Labor Party, was elected unanimously at a Socialist International meeting in Lisbon over the weekend.