Avi Gabbay is a political outsider, a centrist whose victory took many by surprise and raises hopes that he can break with Labor’s past
The first qualification is inexperience
GERSHOM GORENBERG Israel’s Labor party gambles on an insurgent. It’s all the rage (American Prospect, July 12)
With Avi Gabbay’s election, Israel’s Labor Party proves there’s life before death
YOSSI VERTER Like Trump and Macron, Gabbay overtook his party’s ‘old guard’ and could upset Israel’s entire political balance. Should Netanyahu be concerned? (Haaretz, July 11)
Could Avi Gabbay be Israel’s Macron as he moves Labor party to centre?
He’s charismatic. He’s an outsider. And he’s a political centrist. Some have hailed Avi Gabbay as Israel’s version of French President Emmanuel Macron, the banker who recently swept to power with an outsider campaign (JTA/Forward, July 11)