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Topic: Amir Peretz

  עמיר פרץ לראשות ...
Amir was and still is active in domains, which are related to law and constitution, woman status, foreign and security matters, etc. As a member of the Knesset he initiated and passed many laws.
Amir was a partner in creating cooperatives for the workers as a solution to the work distress and the difficult conditions, in part of the business sector.
Amir decided to run for the position of head of the Labour Party in order to return it to the social-democratic track that identified it a few years ago and caused its great success as a party that was partner in the founding of the state and society.
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  Amir Peretz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peretz is the former chairman of the Histadrut trade union federation and defeated Shimon Peres in the primary elections for the Labour leadership in November 9, 2005.
Amir Peretz was born as Armand Peretz in the town of Boujad, Morocco.
Peretz narrowly defeated the incumbent leader and former Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, in the election on 9 November 2005.
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 Amir Peretz - Wikipedia
Amir Peretz ble født som Armand Peretz i byen Boujad i Marokko.
Peretz narrowly defeated the incumbent leader and former Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, in the election on 9.
Were Amir Peretz to win the election and form a government, he would become the first non-Ashkenazi prime minister in Israel's history.
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Amir Peretz was born Armand Peretz in Boujad, Morocco, in 1952.
Peretz served as a munitions officer in the Paratroopers Brigade and was seriously wounded when his leg was run over in a motor accident in Sinai’s Mitla Pass in 1974.
Peretz began his political career in 1983, when he was elected head of the Sderot city council on behalf of the Labor party.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3285433,00.html   (535 words)

 New Labor Party In Israel?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Peretz was seen as something of an upstart in his bid to become the leader of Labor.
Amir Peretz is fairly described as a man whose political ideology is rooted in socialism.
Peretz will move to rebuild the social safety net in Israel, and will also work to narrow the gap between rich and poor, a gap which is the largest of any Western-style country.
www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org /publish/article_206.shtml   (1986 words)

 Amir Peretz
Amir Peretz is the current leader of the Israeli Labor Party after defeating Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres for the position in national primaries on November 9, 2005.
Peretz, 53, was born in the town Boujad, Morocco, where his father was the leader of the Jewish community.
Peretz advocates restarting and continuing negotiations with the Palestinians under the context of the road map plan.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/amir_peretz.html   (516 words)

 TheRaphi.com - Amir Peretz' Master Plan to Destroy Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Peretz served as a warehouse and maintenance officer in the Israeli military, sustaining a leg injury in the Sinai in 1974 when his personnel carrier was involved in an accident.
Peretz was elected to the parliament in 1988.
Peretz already is itching to flex his muscles in a national showdown with Sharon and is threatening to bust up the Labor-Likud National Unity government immediately to force it.
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Peretz’s socio-economic priorities and the upcoming Israeli elections, expected between February and March, led observers to predict a protracted waiting for the resumption of the peace process with the Palestinians.
Peretz had vowed to follow in the path of late Israeli Prime minister Yitzak Rabin, declaring the Oslo peace process with the PLO was very much alive.
Peretz, 54, was born in Morocco in 1952, came to Israel at the age of four, and he grew up in a deprived immigrant transit camp in the Negev desert that later became the “development” town of Sderot.
www.palestine-pmc.com /details.asp?cat=1&id=1041   (1231 words)

 Amir Peretz - Zionism and Israel - Biographies
Amir Peretz (Pronounced "Ameer Peretz"- in Hebrew עמיר פרץ;) was born as Armand Peretz in Bojad, Morocco on March 1952.
In 1988 Peretz was elected to the Knesset.
Peretz became Ramon's deputy in the Histadrut, and was isolated from the rest of the Labor Party.
www.zionism-israel.com /bio/biography_Amir_Peretz.htm   (1744 words)

 American Prospect Online - ViewWeb
Amir Peretz is running on a modest platform: end the war with Palestine and restore equality in Israel.
Peretz's ideology is directly counter to everything the current U.S. administration believes in, but unlike the current prime minister, Ariel Sharon, Peretz wants to negotiate a final agreement that brings peace to the two sides.
Peretz, who is already being attacked by his opponents for being soft on security, served in the army and was severely wounded -- today, he walks with a limp from a war wound -- but he comes to the political stage with a security message wrapped in a domestic agenda.
www.prospect.org /web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=10626   (1383 words)

 Amir Peretz
As a leader of the Jewish labour organization Histadrut Peretz was early on an uncompromising leader, often starting general strikes.
Peretz is noted for being willing to go far to reach peace with the Palestine — he is a member of the Peace Now movement.
Peretz is by many perceived as a possible correction to this, being of the Labour Party and with lower class background.
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Amir Peretz was born in 1952 in Morocco and came to live in Israel with his family at age 4, where he settled in a Western Negev transit camp that eventually become the town of Sderot.
Peretz's father, who headed the Jewish community in Morocco, found work in a factory in nearby Kibbutz Ruhama, while his mother worked in a local laundry.
Peretz was recruited into the army at age 18 and served as a munitions officer in a paratroopers division.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3167142,00.html   (500 words)

 What is left of Amir Peretz? - Haaretz - Israel News
Peretz will henceforth belong to a government that is right-wing on both diplomatic and socioeconomic issues, and it is doubtful that he will be able to represent those who elected him on any subject.
Peretz relinquished the last remnants of his influence over diplomatic-security affairs when he agreed to place the sensitive matter of strategic threats in the hands of the least appropriate person.
Amir Peretz promised his voters that he would not sit in the same government with Lieberman.
www.haaretz.com /hasen/spages/780060.html   (780 words)

 israelinsider: politics: Amir Peretz shakes up Israeli politics after just one week as Labor leader
Peretz, the country's top union leader, re-energized a Labor Party that had grown increasingly weak and was in danger of disintegrating into irrelevance, Nahum Barnea, a columnist for the daily Yediot Ahronot, said Friday.
Peretz quickly reframed the political debate, taking advantage of a lull in violence after five years of Israel-Palestinian fighting to focus on social issues and accuse Sharon's government of increasing poverty and social inequality.
Peretz has also been working to polish his image and deflect accusations he is a radical socialist throwback who would destroy the economy.
web.israelinsider.com /Articles/Politics/7060.htm   (1019 words)

 Interview in Morocco with Israeli Labor Party Leader Amir Peretz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Peretz, a Jew of Moroccan origin was born in the town of Boujad, southeast of Casablanca.
Peretz: I am well aware of the needs of the Israeli people not only as a result of an analysis of the situation but because I understand their feelings.
Peretz: I met the king in Fes and he is well informed about the current developments in the region.
www.palestine-pmc.com /details.asp?cat=6&id=239   (1399 words)

 The case of Amir Peretz : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The recent election of Amir Peretz as the Chairman of the Israeli Labour Party is far more significant than many commentators would seem to admit.
Peretz is a relatively young man who grew up in a council estate in Sderot, a southern Israeli shantytown that was built especially for Arab Jews back in the 1950’s.
Amir Peretz’s appearance is such a big revolution that Sharon and the Likud party are in a real state of panic.
sf.indymedia.org /print.php?id=1722001   (1158 words)

 israelinsider: politics: Union leader with Moroccan roots struggles to keep Labor's core voters
Amir Peretz and his wife Ahlama shake hands with diners at a restaurant during a pre-election campaign tour of the docks in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday.
Peretz, who was born in Morocco and moved to Israel with his family when he was 4, hoped to change that.
Peretz said the transformation of the party's core corrected an odd electoral distortion that had poor Sephardic Jews voting for the fiscally conservative Likud and well-to-do Ashkenazi Jews voting for Labor.
web.israelinsider.com /Articles/Politics/8111.htm   (1184 words)

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Amir Peretz’s decision to pull the Labor Party he leads out of its national unity government with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon set Israel’s new political calendar and precipitated Sharon’s decision to bolt the Likud Party and consent to elections in March 2006.
Peretz is a veteran labor union leader who won the leadership of the Labor Party on November 10, defeating Shimon Peres, a dominant force in the party since 1974.
Peretz is aware of the previous Labor leader Amram Mitzna’s disastrous showing against Sharon in the 2003 elections, when the former general stressed his dovishness.
www.washingtoninstitute.org /templateC05.php?CID=2409   (1562 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Region | The Peretz breakthrough
But the 11th-hour appearance of Amir Peretz at the 12 November rally marking the 10th anniversary of the murder of Yitzak Rabin transformed what had been a threnody of loss into an electric message of hope.
Throughout his campaign, Peretz vowed to pull Labour out of the coalition with Likud, replacing its policies of neo- liberalism at home and unilateralism abroad with a renewed commitment to social justice and peace, including among those "second Israel" constituencies long spurned by Labour.
Then it should be clearer whether Peretz is the Israeli partner the Palestinians have long sought or whether he is another false messiah in the mould of Rabin, Barak and Peres.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2005/769/re3.htm   (854 words)

 LRB | Ilan Pappe: The Disappointing Trajectory of Amir Peretz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Amir Peretz arrived in one such development town, Sderot, a few miles away from the Gaza Strip, as a young child from the town of Bojad in Morocco, where he was born Armand Peretz in 1952.
Peretz was a dream come true for the Ashkenazi-dominated Labour Party: to have within its highest ranks a ‘Moroccan’ who held such views was in those days almost unthinkable.
It is in illusionary moments like this — with Peretz portrayed as the bright new star — that committed people suddenly stop thinking, pinning their hopes once more on diplomacy and on the ability of Israeli Jewish society to provide the kind of change from within that might end the occupation.
www.lrb.co.uk /v27/n24/papp01_.html   (2051 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Labor's Peretz, union leader with Moroccan roots, struggles to keep party's ...
JERUSALEM – When Amir Peretz took over Israel's Labor Party late last year, he was hailed as a savior who could bring working-class Middle Eastern Jews into the foundering movement of an aging European-descended elite.
Peretz, who was born in Morocco and moved to Israel with his family when he was 4, says it was an electoral distortion for blue-collar Sephardis to vote for a fiscally conservative party while affluent Ashkenazis voted Labor.
Peretz, the former mayor of Sderot, has been in parliament for nearly two decades and headed the Histadrut trade union federation for 10 years but has never held a Cabinet post.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20060326-0822-israel-laborschallenge.html   (727 words)

 The myth of Amir Peretz’ Revolution Shraga Elam
The new case is of Amir Peretz as the authentic voice of the Mizrahim, of the oppressed and discriminated Jews inside Israel and also the voice of peace.
Edri critisized Peretz that he did not want to help the struggle of this group of weak workers; those who work for contractors as cleaners, security guards, maintenance personnel and in other low-paying jobs.
Peretz is the patron of the strong and large unions and supported the unjust struggles that they led.
www.williambowles.info /isrl-pal/2005/peretz_myth.html   (1016 words)

 FORWARD : FacesForward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TEL AVIV — Amir Peretz, chairman of the Histadrut labor federation, is a hot commodity these days, to the apparent surprise of just about everybody but him.
But if Peretz was in the right place at the right time, he was also the right man. Despite his dovish views, he has positioned his tiny party as a centrist force, focusing on social issues and staying out of security debates.
Peretz won't talk openly about his ambitions, but he drops some broad hints.
www.forward.com /issues/2003/03.08.01/faces.html   (1184 words)

 ZOA 05-02-06: 76% Of Israelis Disagree On Appointment Of Labor's Amir Peretz As Defense Minister
Peretz was appointed by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, replacing former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Shaul Mofaz, who publicly expressed regret at not being retained as Defense Minister.
The appointment of Amir Peretz as defense minister, when he has no real experience in this area, proves that he and his colleagues have learned nothing from Israel’s blood-drenched history, much of which was due to the criminal negligence of leaders who fell asleep on the job.
The country is embroiled in a heated debate over whether Labor Party leader Amir Peretz - picked as Israel’s next defense minister - has the credentials for one of the nation’s most high-stress jobs, including dealing with an Iranian nuclear threat, possible anarchy in the Palestinian areas and the dismantling of Jewish settlements.
www.zoa.org /2006/05/76_of_israelis.htm   (774 words)

 Time is running out for Israeli Labour leader Amir Peretz
He says this is a fateful test of leadership for Peretz and that a defeat would "spell disaster" for the Labour Party, the peace camp and for Israel itself.
First of all, the question arises whether Peretz is in a position to put the social problem at the centre of the campaign and impose it on his opponents.
Two weeks ago, Amir Peretz gave in to his advisors and repeated the sacred mantra: he, too, is for the United Jerusalem, Capital of Israel for all Eternity.
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk /uavnery141.htm   (1602 words)

 Photo: Secretary Rice With Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz
Secretary Rice With Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz
Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz in Jerusalem.
Secretary Rice is traveling to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, October 1-5, 2006.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/pix/2006/73599.htm   (119 words)

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