Merav Michaeli, Israel’s transportation minister and recently reappointed leader of the center-left Labor party, spoke with i24NEWS on Tuesday about the upcoming legislative election and her role in improving Israeli-Arab ties, especially among Palestinians.
Michaeli won an overwhelming election on Monday to be the first Labor chair in history to retain her seat in back-to-back contests, joining eight different leaders of the social democratic party over the past two decades.
“Labor is rebuilding and renewing dramatically,” Michaeli told i24NEWS.
“It’s speaking loud and clear about its agenda: the declaration of independence of Israel. It’s the basis of Zionism – a home for Jewish people with equality for all its citizens, with security that relies not only on military force but on political and peace agreements with our neighbors.”
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