Peretz calls Eini ‚traitor‘ at Labor convention

01.12.2011                      05.Kislev. 5772


Peretz calls Eini 'traitor' at Labor convention

Party votes to back Eini's re-election as Histadrut chief; Peretz slams Eini for selling factory to millionaire.

The first Labor Party convention under the leadership of chairwoman Shelly Yacimovich turned ugly on Wednesday as MK Amir Peretz used the stage at the Tel Aviv Soldiers’ House to call his political foe, Histadrut labor federation chief Ofer Eini, a traitor.
Labor central committee members convened to pass a proposal backed by Yacimovich to endorse Eini’s reelection bid in May. In an angry speech that was repeatedly stopped by heckling, Peretz pleaded with the central committee members to “avoid falling into Eini’s honey trap before it’s too late” to reject Yacimovich’s deal….