Israeli Avi Gabbay stands in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, July 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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He was the seventh of eight children born to immigrants from Morocco.He had surprised observers when reaching second place in the first round of the Labor election after joining the party in December, just months after quitting Netanyahu's government.As a minister, Gabbay was not outspoken on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, traditionally a key topic for a contender of the leadership of one of Israel's largest parties.Labor currently polls as Israel's fourth or fifth-largest party.
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