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Kahol Lavan Goes AWOL

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This week, two months after the election, the public got a glimpse behind the scenes of the main opposition party, Kahol Lavan, which is seeking the voters’ trust again in the second round, asking them to place the country’s fate in its hands.

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In an interview with Army Radio, Maj. Gen. (res.) Giora Rom described what it was like being the opposition candidate for state comptroller: “In the post mortem, as I summed up for myself these two weeks, I said – What is Kahol Lavan? And the image that came to mind was that [bumbling] army unit in [the comedy] ‘Givat Halfon Doesn’t Answer.’”

Rom, who lost out in the vote to coalition candidate Matanyahu Englman, said the whole process was characterized “by superficiality........

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