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ei: Israel's Labor party not to be mourned

ei: Israel's Labor party not to be mourned: "Ehud Barak, Israel's defense minister, appears to have driven the final nail in the coffin of the Zionist left with his decision to split from the Labor party and create a new 'centrist, Zionist' faction in the Israeli parliament. So far four Members of Parliament, out of a total of 12, have announced they are following him.

Moments after Barak's press conference on Monday, the Israeli media suggested that the true architect of the Labor party's split was the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who, according to one of his aides, had planned it like 'an elite general staff [military] operation.'

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