Ahead of Israeli Elections Ehud Barak Announces Retirement From Political Life

In a dramatic press conference, the Defense Minister, who has seen a recent spike in popularity following Operation Pillar of Defense, announces he will not run in the upcoming Israeli elections; Netanyahu says he respects Barak's decision.

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Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced on Monday that he is withdrawing his candidacy from the upcoming Knesset election and will retire from political life...