Netanyahu, Yishai Congratulate Barak
(IsraelNN.com) Prime Minister designate Binyamin Netanyahu and Shas leader Eli Yishai both calleded Labor leader Ehud Barak Tuesday evening to congratulate him on the Labor party vote to join the coalition. The Labor party central committee voted 608 to 507 to join the government.
After the vote, Labor MKs who had strongly opposed the move said they would continue to support the party and respect the decision. Meretz MKs called on the opposed MKs to leave the party, while Kadima MKs called the decision the end of the Labor party.