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Jerusalem - Israel Opposition Chief, Herzog Under Fire For 'Arab Lovers' Remarks

Published on: April 20, 2016 10:41 AM
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Leader of opposition, and leader of the Labour party, Isaac Herzog, seen at an event organized by Labour parliament member Amir Peretz (not seen) celebrating the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover. April 12, 2016. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90Leader of opposition, and leader of the Labour party, Isaac Herzog, seen at an event organized by Labour parliament member Amir Peretz (not seen) celebrating the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover. April 12, 2016. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90

Jerusalem - Israel’s opposition leader Isaac Herzog has come under fire for saying his party can’t be perceived as “Arab lovers” if it wants to reach more voters.

Lawmaker Ayman Odeh from the Joint Arab List posted on Facebook Wednesday that Herzog should step down to make way for a “real and brave alternative” to the current nationalist government.

Other lawmakers from across Israel’s political spectrum also slammed Herzog’s comments from a party event on Tuesday. Herzog discussed how his centrist Zionist Union could appeal to increasingly right-leaning Israelis “without giving a feeling ... that we are always Arab lovers.”

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Herzog has since sought to clarify his comments. He says he seeks to appeal to voters who mistakenly perceive the party as caring more for Palestinian rather than Israeli needs.



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 Apr 20, 2016 at 10:54 AM Secular Says:

Herzog should stick to making wines...

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 Apr 20, 2016 at 10:55 AM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

Herzog seems more right wing than BIBI nowadays.

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 Apr 20, 2016 at 12:51 PM anonymous Says:

These bareheaded Netura Karta are no better than Black Hatter Netura Karta.

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