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After primaries disappointment, Barlev says he will continue to back Labor

Public Security Minister Omer Barlev attends a faction meeting at the Knesset, in Jerusalem on June 6, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Public Security Minister Omer Barlev attends a faction meeting at the Knesset, in Jerusalem on June 6, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Public Security Minister Omer Barlev says he will continue to work on behalf of the Labor party despite his disappointing finish in the party’s primary yesterday.

“I have had, in my adult life, moments of satisfaction alongside moments of disappointment,” he says. “But what has always stood as my priority is the good of the State of Israel. It is more important than me — including now.”

Barlev says he will “not fold up the political-security flag in the Labor Party, but continue to carry it with pride.”

Barlev finished 9th in yesterday’s primary, while the party is polling at around 5 or 6 seats — a significant drop from his second-place ranking after the primary last year.

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