Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak may quit politics
Jerusalem: Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak says he is quitting politics and will not run in general elections in January.
Barak, who is also a former prime minister, says he'll stay on in his current post leading the Defence Ministry until after a new government is formed following the 22 January elections.
Ehud Barak. Reuters
Barak made the announcement Monday at an abruptly called news conference.