Zionist Union preps for Knesset elections

Isaac Herzog, leader of the opposition Zionist Union, announces that his party has begun preparing for the next Knesset vote and has established an elections headquarters to coordinate its activities.

Addressing his party’s weekly faction meeting, Herzog predicts that, seeing as how Prime Minister Netanyahu is “tired and susceptible to [political] extortion,” the elections will take place sometime in 2016, less than two years after the previous vote.

“In recent months, and more so in recent days, it’s become clear to everyone that the time has come for change,” says Herzog, who is reportedly seeking to postpone his party’s leadership primary until 2017 in order to retain his role.

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