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Israel's Barak, architect of Iran policy, quitting politics

Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak waves as he leaves after a news conference in Tel Aviv November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak waves as he leaves after a news conference in Tel Aviv November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak waves as he leaves after a news conference in Tel Aviv November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak (C) speaks during a news conference in Tel Aviv November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak (C) speaks during a news conference in Tel Aviv November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak (C) speaks during a news conference in Tel Aviv November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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