Shelly Leaves Labor
By Micah Halpern
Thursday July 18, 2019
I've Been Thinking:
The politician who has been the back bone of Israel's Labor Party for the past 15 years announced that she is taking time out from politics.
Her name is Shelly Yachimovitich and she has been the most successful of all Labor politicians for the past 15 years.
Not only has Shelly been the backbone of Labor, she has also been Labor's heart and their soul.
The April election proved that the fire that once fueled Labor has dimmed and is about to be extinguished. The party is a shell of what it once was and Yachimovitich, who almost single-handedly kept the party alive and relevant, no longer has the burning desire to fight for change the way she once did.
Shelly as she was known - her first name was all she needed, came to politics after a long and successful career in media. She was the most popular radio talk show host in the country. Shelly affected change through her media platform. Then she left the media and joined Labor in order to better bring change to Israel.
Shelly's departure is another example of the death of the once great Labor party.
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