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Israel defence minister Barak announces retirement
Published on:Monday, November 26, 2012 - 19:54
Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Monday announced he was quitting political life, saying he would retire from politics after a new government is formed following January elections.
"I have decided to resign from political life and not participate in the upcoming Knesset elections," Barak said at a surprise press conference in Tel Aviv.