Adjust size of text


Follow us and continue the conversation

Your saved articles

You haven't saved any articles

What are you looking for?

What’s next for the Left after election thumping? Gabbay won’t resign

TJI Pick
Print this

Published: 19 April 2019

Last updated: 4 March 2024

AKIVA ELDAR: The result must serve as a wakeup call for lifting the banner of equality among Israelis along with a serious dialogue to end the Palestinian conflict

SHORTLY AFTER VOTING ended and exit polls aired on April 9, Labor party politicos were already looking for scapegoats on whom to blame their plunge from 24 Knesset seats, garnered in the 2015 elections by the Zionist Camp that it led, to six.

Less than 48 hours later, the party’s Secretary-General Eran Hermoni called on Labor Chair Avi Gabbay to step down.

In a lengthy post, Labor’s former party chair from 2011 to 2013 asked her followers “Where do we go from here?” and “How do we continue to express our political ideology?”

FULL STORY Will Israeli left unite after election defeat? (Al-Monitor)

Labor chief will not resign despite electoral disaster (Al-Monitor)
Israel's Labor seniors are reeling as chairman Avi Gabbay refuses to take responsibility for the party's electoral defeat

Photo: Avi Gabbay, leader of the Labor party, speaks at an election campaign event near the Gaza Strip border, March 7 (Reuters/Amir Cohen)

Keep our publication free:
Support quality journalism with your donation

Since 2015, TJI has provided an independent voice on Australia, Israel and the Jewish World at zero cost to our readers.

Your contribution — big or small — is critical in helping us create a platform for diverse content, fresh voices and regular coverage on issues that matter to you.


The Jewish Independent acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and strive to honour their rich history of storytelling in our work and mission.

Enter site