Labor leader heckled by Netanyahu supporters during Tel Aviv tour

Labor leader Merav Michaeli is met with jeers and heckling during a pre-election tour of the Hatikva Market in Tel Aviv.

Supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu call Michaeli a “lesbian” and “garbage” while chanting in support of the Likud leader.

Michaeli’s spokesperson was spat on by a man at the market. He also spat on the ground near Michaeli, while branding her a “slut.” Passersby on electric bikes also drove in the direction of her staff.

The Labor party condemns the incident and says they are weighing a police complaint. Michaeli urges Netanyahu to denounce the incident.

Labor party leader Merav Michaeli speaks at the annual Jerusalem Conference on March 16, 2021 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)