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  11/26/2012, Kislev 12, 5773

Ha'atzma'ut: All Options Open

Members of Ehud Barak's Ha'atzma'ut faction met in the Defense Ministry offices, Monday, after Barak announced his resignation from political life. It was decided that Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Shalom Simchon would take over the party's political contacts.

The party issued a statement that it was looking at various avenues and that all options were open. While Barak talked about handfuls of Knesset seats during the news conference announcing his resignation, polls indicate Ha'atzma'ut will not get enough votes to continue in the Knesset.