Barak preferred to be the master of his own political fate
The defense minister realized that his chances of keeping his post after January's election are increasingly slim, and chose to leave the military headquarters with his head held high.
When the message went out at 9 A.M. on Monday that Defense Minister Ehud Barak was going to hold a press conference two hours later, the assumption was that he had already made a deal with Tzipi Livni to run on a joint ticket on January 22. At the very least, he would issue a call to the parties of the center-left to unite, offering them his services. A potential resignation would have one purpose and...
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