17.01.2011 12.Shevat, 5771
Four Labor breakaways to join party chairman in new faction called Atzmaut (Independence), which Barak promises will be 'centrist, Zionist and democratic'.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced Monday his decision to step down from his position as Labor Party chairman, following months of turmoil within the weakened faction.
In the wake of waning support from his own party ministers, Barak will form a new faction of his own called Atzmaut (Independence). Four Labor colleagues – Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai, and members of Knesset Shalom Simhon, Einat Wilf and Ori Noked – will join Barak….