Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

February 24, 2015 5:46 PM

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Isaac Herzog would have faced an uphill climb even in a country without huge security problems and a history of placing trust in tough guys. But he is running for prime minister in Israel.

Lawyerly and unimposing, the opposition Labor Party leader has much support in key sections of an Israel that does seem ripe for change. But he has struggled to seize momentum as the alternative to Benjamin Netanyahu, a former commando who faces down foes with a baritone and scowl.

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