Labor MK Ephraim Sneh met with Labor Secretary-General Eitan Cabel Saturday, and announced his intention to leave the Labor party. He also informed Cabel of his intention to create a new political faction.Wow, that sure does hinder the left-wing Labor party considerably, doesn't it?
In response, Minister Ami Ayalon, also from Labor, called for Sneh not to leave the party, saying that the MK is of the most important personalities in the faction. He said that the loss of Sneh would be a strong blow to the party.
On Sunday, Sneh will address a press conference on the topic of his new faction.
Army Radio reported that Sneh is not satisfied with the state of the party, and that he had stated over a month ago that the party is going through hard times.
Earlier Saturday, Sneh denied that he intends to join Arkadi Gaydamak's new Social Justice Party.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
EPHRAIM SNEH TO LEAVE LABOR
The longtime Labor party member here is going to be quitting: