Pines-Paz to Barak: Join me as defense minister

"I say to Barak again not to run, but rather to join me in my running," Pines-Paz urged. "Together, we'll spread the message - 'Barak for defense minister and Pines-Paz for Labor Party head,'" he declared. "This is the formula that will answer fully and truly to the needs of the State of Israel and the Labor Party."