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Ex-IDF general Tal Russo joins Labor, will reportedly be Gabbay’s No. 2

The Labor Party announces former army general Tal Russo as a candidate on its Knesset slate in the upcoming April elections.

Party leader Avi Gabbay will tomorrow at 1 p.m. hold a joint press conference with the former Southern Command chief, who quit the IDF in 2013, the party says.

The Maariv website reports Russo will be second on the slate.

GOC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Tal Russo (left) and Defense Minister Ehud Barak (right) talk on a base near the border of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. (photo credit: Ben Avraham/Defense Ministry/Flash90)
GOC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Tal Russo (left) and Defense Minister Ehud Barak (right) talk on a base near the border of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. (photo credit: Ben Avraham/Defense Ministry/Flash90)

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