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Former Knesset Speaker Will Join Communist Party

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The Israeli Knesset. Credit: James Emery

Artuz Sheva – Avraham Burg, formerly the head of the Jewish Agency, who served as a Knesset member for Labor and as Knesset Speaker, has joined the communist party and now says he sees the Labor party and Meretz as “nationalistic.”

Speaking on Galei Yisrael radio, Burg attacked the Labor and Meretz parties for presenting themselves as “the Zionist camp” and agreeing to form a coalition that does not include Arab parties.

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