Labor approves c'tee hearing to discuss Barak's plan to fire Cabel

Labor's secretariat on Sunday night approved by an overwhelming majority party chairman Ehud Barak's proposal to convene a Labor Committee hearing to discuss his intention to dismiss Secretary-General Eitan Cabel. At the start of Sunday night's meeting, Barak said, "We can restore the Labor Party to its natural position at the country's leadership if we know how to work amongst ourselves, even when there are disagreements between us." Cabel was among the most vocal opponents of Barak's decision to join the Likud-led government, a decision which was approved at last month's Labor Party conference. The secretary-general had accused Barak of "burying" the Labor Party, and was absent when the Knesset voted to ratify the new government.