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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:26 PM

 

In a shocker, Israel's Barak quits politics

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Source: AP/9news

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday abruptly announced he was quitting politics, injecting new turmoil into the Israeli political system weeks ahead of general elections.

Barak, Israel's most-decorated soldier and one-time prime minister, said he would stay on in his current post until a new government is formed following the Jan. 22 balloting.

His resignation could mean the departure of the most moderating influence on hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who holds a wide lead in polls and is expected to easily win re-election. Barak, who heads a small centrist faction in parliament, often served as Netanyahu's unofficial envoy to Washington to smooth over differences with the Obama White House.

Read more: http://www.9news.com/news/world/301499/347/In-shocker-Israels-Barak-quits-politics



Does not bode very well for Nuttyahoo... I am backing the Labor Party to win - it's time to end the hawkish behavior of Nuttyahoo since Sharon has been rendered disabled.

EDIT: I hate doctor's appointments - my eyes are STILL dilated.

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