Barak: Netanyahu's Disregard of Israeli Social Protest Cost Him the Election

In interview with CNN, former defense minister says the thousands who took to the streets came out en masse on Election Day to demand they be part of the decision-making process; insists he has left politics for at least the next 5 years.

The Israeli government's disregard of the demands made by social justice protesters contributed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failure and the subsequent rise of Yair Lapid in the general election on Tuesday, Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak told CNN in an interview Wednesday.