High Court Ends Histadrut Power Struggle

YERUSHALAYIM -

Israel’s High Court has rejected a petition charging that the transfer of leadership in the Histadrut, the country’s largest union, was illegal, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday.

The ruling removes Labor MK Eitan Cabel’s challenge to Avi Nissankoren as successor to Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini. Cabel, a longtime rival of Eini’s for power in the Histadrut, took the labor federation to court in December for circumventing a general election by designating Nissankoren to take over when he steps down. With Eini’s backing, Nissankoren easily won the backing of the Histadrut executive.

Eini, who had intended to leave in February, decided to stay on until the matter was settled in order to avoid a leadership vacuum.