Barak: Rumors Independence will join Likud are baseless

Defense Minister Ehud Barak shot down as "baseless," rumors that his Independence Party would somehow absorbed into Likud as leaders of nearly every major political party promoted the idea of advancing Knesset elections on Monday.
Barak also said that best time to hold elections would be in August or October, which would give the party a chance to get the most votes that it can.