Amir Peretz to receive 8th spot on Labor list

Amir Peretz will be 8th on the joint Labor-Hatenua Knesset list. He won’t run in the party primaries but will receive his spot from those set aside for Tzipi Livni’s Hatenua.

Peretz was the Minister of Environmental Protection in the last government as well as the Defense Minister during the 2nd Lebanon War. He is seen as both a foreign policy dove as well as an economic leftist who rose to power via his connections to the Histadrut.

Source (Hebrew): http://glz.co.il/1064-55315-HE/Galatz.aspx