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Thursday 27 November  

Israel defence minister Barak announces retirement

Published on 26 November 2012 - 6:54pm
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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.

© ANP/AFP

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