Thursday, December 20, 2012

New labor MK Endorses Netanyahu at Swearing-In On Knesset Podium

A blow to Labor leader Shelly Yechimovich, as newly sworn in MK, Yoram Marciano announced his support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday,as he was sworn in as a Labor lawmaker on the Knesset podium.

Marciano was a Labor MK in the 17th Knesset, from 2006-2009, and was brought back to the Knesset this week, following Amir Peretz's resignation and move to The Tzipi Livni Party.
"It's not easy for me to stand here today and replace a friend, who I went with on a long path," Marciano, a close Peretz ally, stated. "I had the privilege to be a close friend, and I say unequivocally that an injustice was done to him, which left him no choice but to do what he did."
Marciano announced that he is resigning from all of the party's institutions, and is supporting Benjamin Netanyahu for Prime Minister. joining the Likud Party. "I hear about all these social trends. No one can teach me what social justice means!" he said. "The social flag is not the real problem in Israel."