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  1/17/2011, Shevat 12, 5771

End of Israel’s Labor Party?

Defense Minister and Labor Party leader Ehud Barak is to hold a dramatic press conference Monday morning at which he is expected to announce the splitting of the Labor party into two separate factions. 

Barak's faction of 5 MKs will be called Atzmaut (Independence) and the other 8 MKs will maintain the Labor party name. The split comes over the desire of the Labor MKs on the far-left to leave the government.