Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Former Israeli PM Barak to return to politics

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has announced his return to politics

He has announced that he will run for the leadership of the country's Labour Party, a first step toward trying for the country's highest office again

The announcement by Barak, 63, one of Israel's best-known figures, immediately shook up the race for the top spot in Labour, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's main coalition partner

The party's primaries are set for May.

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