Israeli Labor leader wins party majority after a stormy mutiny

Yitzhak Herzog, leader of the opposition Labor Party, won a 750-vote majority against 450 for his motion to delay the convention for nominating the party chairman by a year. His speech Sunday night at the party committee was shouted down with boos and loud personal abuse, but he nevertheless put his motion to the vote. It was opposed by a group lead by Knesset member Shelly Yacimovic and Erel Margolit. After carrying the vote, Herzog sharply declared that the period of violence in the party was now at an end and any members with other ideas were welcome to go somewhere else.

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