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Thanks to a ruling by the Tel Aviv District Court late yesterday (Sunday) there is now, finally, some clarity about the fight for the leadership of the Israeli trade union movement.

Eitan Cabel MK will be challenging Ofer Eini, the incumbent, despite his failure to pay his membership dues on time. ¬†Former Histadrut leader Amir Peretz will withdraw from the race and throw his support behind Cabel. ¬†Cabel and Peretz are expected to meet today to map out a strategy to defeat Eini — who was Peretz‚Äôs deputy when he headed up the trade union body.