Israel's Barak Quits in a Stunner

Centrist's abrupt exit comes at key crossroads ahead of election

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 26, 2012 5:41 AM CST | Updated Nov 26, 2012 7:58 AM CST

(Newser) – Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak abruptly threw in the towel today, quitting politics in a stunning resignation that cleaves Israel from one of its key moderate voices at a critical crossroads for the nation. The decorated general and former PM will complete his current term,...   Read full story »


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