Defence Minister Ehud Barak, a main architect of Israel's policy towards Iran's nuclear programme, said in a surprise announcement on Monday that he was quitting politics and would not run in the January 22 national election.
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Wednesday refused to rule out a possible strike on Iran, his comment coming just hours after Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Jewish state would not do so.
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Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak visited Egypt to discuss Israeli allegations that Egypt was doing too little to prevent arms smuggling to the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has accused C