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January 5, 2015 8:39 am

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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