Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Ayalah Hasson of Channel 1 just had a scoop on the channel's news broadcast. She was able to tell us that Ariel Sharon has decided that if elections will be moved forward ( there is talk of elections in April or May 2006 ) he will run at the head of a new party. One of the stars who will join him in such a party ( in addition, most probably and naturally, to most of the MKs and ministers who have supported him in the last two years ) is Avi Dichter, former head of the Shin Beth security service.
This will make politics in Israel very interesting in the coming six months. It will be very hard for the Labor Party to keep thousands of voters who normally would vote for Labor from giving Sharon the benefit of the doubt for one more time. Only if it gets its act together - and its ranks closed - fast will it be able to equal the far from impressive results that it achieved in the last elections.

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