MK Peretz slams PM's land reform bill

'Rebel' MK to Channel 1: Barak "is more right-wing than Kadima"; but says party will stay in coalition.

July 31, 2009 21:05

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Labor MK Amir Peretz on Friday night criticized Labor chair Ehud Barak for his alliance with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and voiced opposition to the hotly contested Israel Lands Administration reform plan. Peretz, one of four 'rebel MKs' from the party who have often spoke out against Barak and Netanyahu, told Channel 1 news that the reform bill will not bring down land prices, as the prime minister has stated. The Labor MK also accused his party's chair of being "even more right-wing than Kadima," and questioned why he was "so scared of primaries." He went on to claim that there was "no home" for people who politically fell between Kadima and Meretz, and vowed that he and his colleagues would "give them a home, either within Labor, or another [new] party." Despite his fierce comments, Peretz said, "Labor will stay in the coalition." Ron Friedman contributed to this report

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