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Labour party leader Shelly Yachimovich arrives to campaign at the Mahne Yehuda market in Jerusalem January 16, 2013. In decline since the peace it sought with the Palestinians unravelled into violence, Israel's Labour Party looks set to regain some lost ground in next week's election after waging an economy-focused campaign. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Labour party leader Shelly Yachimovich arrives to campaign at the Mahne Yehuda market in Jerusalem January 16, 2013. In decline since the peace it sought with the Palestinians unravelled into violence, Israel's Labour Party looks set to regain some lost ground in next week's election after waging an economy-focused campaign. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Labour party leader Shelly Yachimovich campaigns at the Mahne Yehuda market in Jerusalem January 16, 2013. In decline since the peace it sought with the Palestinians unravelled into violence, Israel's Labour Party looks set to regain some lost ground in next week's election after waging an economy-focused campaign. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Labour party leader Shelly Yachimovich campaigns at the Mahne Yehuda market in Jerusalem January 16, 2013. In decline since the peace it sought with the Palestinians unravelled into violence, Israel's Labour Party looks set to regain some lost ground in next week's election after waging an economy-focused campaign. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A campaign poster depicting Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is automatically replaced with one depicting Shelly Yachimovich, head of the Labour party, on a billboard in Tel Aviv January 15, 2013. Netanyahu has a simple message as he seeks a third term in office - he is a strong man and a vote for him at parliamentary elections on Jan. 22 means Israel will be a powerful nation. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A campaign poster depicting Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is automatically replaced with one depicting Shelly Yachimovich, head of the Labour party, on a billboard in Tel Aviv January 15, 2013. Netanyahu has a simple message as he seeks a third term in office - he is a strong man and a vote for him at parliamentary elections on Jan. 22 means Israel will be a powerful nation. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Jewish ultranationalists take part in a march in the northern Israeli-Arab village of Musmus, organised by leaders of the far-right party "Otzma Leisrael" under the slogan "Without duties there are no rights", January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Jewish ultranationalists take part in a march in the northern Israeli-Arab village of Musmus, organised by leaders of the far-right party "Otzma Leisrael" under the slogan "Without duties there are no rights", January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Israeli police officers leave after a march organised by leaders of the far-right party "Otzma Leisrael" in the northern Arab village of Musmus, under the slogan "Without duties there are no rights", January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israeli police officers leave after a march organised by leaders of the far-right party "Otzma Leisrael" in the northern Arab village of Musmus, under the slogan "Without duties there are no rights", January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A Jewish ultranationalist holds an Israeli flag during a march in the northern Israeli-Arab village of Musmus, organised by leaders of the far-right party "Otzma Leisrael" under the slogan "Without duties there are no rights", January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Jewish ultranationalist holds an Israeli flag during a march in the northern Israeli-Arab village of Musmus, organised by leaders of the far-right party "Otzma Leisrael" under the slogan "Without duties there are no rights", January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Israeli-Arab protesters hold Palestinian flags as they protest against a march organised by leaders of the far-right party "Otzma Leisrael" under the slogan "Without duties there are no rights" in the northern Israeli-Arab village of Musmus January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israeli-Arab protesters hold Palestinian flags as they protest against a march organised by leaders of the far-right party "Otzma Leisrael" under the slogan "Without duties there are no rights" in the northern Israeli-Arab village of Musmus January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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