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Neda Chozoy, veteran chairman of Labor?s 3000-member olim organization, is defecting to Kadima after losing her slot to Amir Peretz? candidate in the primaries. Other prominent activists in Labor?s olim organization are expected to defect with her.

Chozoy refused to comment, saying the terms of her defection to Kadima have not yet been agreed upon, but over past years she has expressed dissatisfaction with Labor?s attitude to its olim electorate, especially from the former USSR.