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Topic - Shelly Yachimovich
Peacemaking with the Palestinians, once the main issue by far in Israeli politics, has been strikingly absent from the campaign for next month's general election.
Israel's leader has ordered new parliamentary elections in early 2013, roughly eight months ahead of schedule.
"I have heard these things many times, and at the end of the day and rightly so, the haredi politicians will act for the better of their public and will go with whoever wins the election," she said.
Labor lawmaker Shelly Yachimovich welcomed Shas' support but said Labor must be "realistic."