JERUSALEM — Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Thursday that his Labor Party will support dissolving Israel's parliament if Prime Minister Ehud Olmert doesn't step aside over his latest corruption scandal.
Olmert's Kadima Party has agreed to start readying for a leadership primary, though no date has been set. But that apparently did not satisfy Barak, who has already threatened to topple Israel's coalition government if the prime minister doesn't step down.
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