Nissenkorn offered leadership of Labor party after Peretz bows out — report

Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn of the Blue and White party may be tapped to lead the Labor party after Amir Peretz vacates the position, according to the Ynet news site.

Nissenkorn was offered the position by senior officials, with the center-left party set to be named the “New Labor,” the report says.

Nissenkorn, the former Histadrut labor union chief, is also being courted by Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai, who is seeking to form a party ahead of the March 2021 elections, according to Ynet.

Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn seen at the Knesset, October 21, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)