Peretz denies rumor that he is quitting campaign

 
MK Amir Peretz denied on Friday rumors that he was going to resign from his Labor leadership campaign. In an interview with Israel Radio, Peretz said he was on a quest to free the party from the Likud's "bear-hug." He announced that he would oppose the permanent appointment of Ehud Olmert as finance minister in next week's Knesset vote.