Thursday, September 22, 2011
The election of Shelly Yachimovich in yesterday's party runoff yesterday gives labor its first woman leader since Golda Meir. (And Kadima, of course, is led by Tzipi Livni.) A former journalist and anchor, Yachimovich is a relative newcomer to politics. She beat out former Party chief Amir Peretz for the leadership.
For an admiring editorial on Yachimovich, see here.