Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz decided Monday to set aside their egos and held an appeasement meeting to "clean the table" from bad feelings.
Last week, tension rose between the two men over the Drugs Basket and other political dramas. In Monday's one-on-one meeting, Peretz and Olmert discussed ways to strengthen a fragile coalition.
Aides reported the meeting was positive and both leaders agreed to do all to stabilize the coalition government.
Olmert expressed ire over the attitude of a number of Labor MKs who abstained from the budget vote by the Knesset Finance Committee.
Peretz said he would try to "restrain" rebellious Labor MKs.
Meanwhile, tensions remained high between Peretz and five Labor rebels who disapprove of his leadership. Avishay Braverman, Ami Ayalon,
Labor ministers on Monday voiced support for Labor Party Secretary-General MK Eitan Cabel who fell out-of-favor with the Labor rebels.