Defense Minister Ehud Barak called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to postpone the vote on the Jerusalem-Golan Heights national referendum bill on Monday saying it would it damage peace attempts with Syria.
Most of the Labor party members are strongly opposed to the proposed law for two reasons. First, they say the bill represents a change in the system of government which took place without an in-depth discussion. Secondly, the passing of the bill may be seen by the world as an attempt to torpedo peace negotiations with the Syrians.
Barak made his request to Netanyahu during a Labor party meeting.