Ben-Simon announces split from Labor Party

January 11, 2011 13:38

MK Daniel Ben-Simon of the Labor Party has announced that in accordance with a proposal by Shalom Simhon and party chair Ehud Barak, he will retire from the party and create a faction of one outside the coalition, Israel Radio reported.

"I do not agree with the path chosen by the ruling coalition; I am tormented by this government, and I am requesting members of Labor to respond to my request." Ben-Simon's request must still wait the majority approval of the Labor Party.

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