22.01.2011 17.Shevat, 5771
Barak made all the headlines with his maneuver in bolting the Labor Party. But the originator of the move was actually Shalom Simhon.
When the new ministers of Defense Minister Ehud Barak's nascent Independence faction were sworn in at the Knesset on Wednesday evening, the holiday of Tu Bishvat had just started.
The date was appropriate, because the holiday, which coincided with the 62nd anniversary of the Knesset, symbolizes renewal and laying down new roots….