Israeli Labour Party leader and co-leader of the Zionist Union coalition, Isaac Herzog, speaks with citizens as he campaigns on the eve of Israel's general election in the Labour Party headquarters in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv on March 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GIL COHEN-MAGEN Israeli Labour Party leader and co-leader of the Zionist Union coalition, Isaac Herzog, speaks with citizens as he campaigns on the eve of Israel's general election in the Labour Party headquarters in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv on March 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GIL COHEN-MAGEN
Israeli Labour Party leader and co-leader of the Zionist Union coalition, Isaac Herzog, speaks with citizens as he campaigns on the eve of Israel's general election in the Labour Party headquarters in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv on March 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GIL COHEN-MAGEN

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Israeli Labour Party leader and co-leader of the Zionist Union coalition, Isaac Herzog, speaks with citizens as he campaigns on the eve of Israel's general election in the Labour Party headquarters in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv on March 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GIL COHEN-MAGEN Israeli Labour Party leader and co-leader of the Zionist Union coalition, Isaac Herzog, speaks with citizens as he campaigns on the eve of Israel's general election in the Labour Party headquarters in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv on March 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GIL COHEN-MAGEN
Israeli Labour Party leader and co-leader of the Zionist Union coalition, Isaac Herzog, speaks with citizens as he campaigns on the eve of Israel's general election in the Labour Party headquarters in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv on March 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GIL COHEN-MAGEN
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