Labor Party committee gathered Monday in Tel Aviv, Okayed union with One Nation party and discussed the coming election of a new party leader.

Supporters of candidates Shimon Peres, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and Matan Vilnai gathered outside the meeting place to campaign for their candidates.
Vilnai used the opportunity to criticize Peres.

“A vote for Peres is a vote to glorify the past.” Vilnai said, explaining that Peres’s regime was marked with internal war in the party “that must be stopped.” 

Peres spoke before Vilnai, saying the disengagement plan “is just the beginning,” and that Gaza would be the first Israeli withdrawal, not the last.

“Israel will also have to pull out of settlements in the West Bank.” Peres added.