Barak Orders Aides to Prepare for Referendum on Peace
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has instructed his aides in Israel to begin preparations for a national referendum or election in case the Camp David summit ends successfully, reported Haaretz Wednesday.
Barak's election committee was told to begin financial and public relations preparations for a peace referendum or general election campaign, the daily said.
It added that the prime minister's election committee will begin preparations for enlisting volunteers, setting up public relations headquarters, fundraising, and cooperating with other parties and the peace movement. Professional campaign advisers will not be hired until the Camp David summit is over and it is more clear what kind of campaign will be necessary.
Barak asked advertising executive Moshe Gaon, who served as his strategy aide on during the 1998-1999 election campaign, to manage the national public relations campaign during the summit on his behalf.
Another close associate, Yoni Koren, who is also an advertising professional, traveled to the United States to manage Barak's public relations campaign there, according to Haaretz – Albawaba.com
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