FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2012 Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is seen between reporters before a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the latter's official residence in Tokyo. He's been prime minister, military chief, Israel's most decorated soldier and, for the past five years, its defense minister and moderate face to the West. But Ehud Barak's long and distinguished career in public service may be coming to an end. He is widely unpopular with the general public, with polls showing his "Independence" Party will, at best, garner barely a few seats in the next parliament. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2012 Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is seen between reporters before a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the latter's official residence in Tokyo. He's been prime minister, military chief, Israel's most decorated soldier and, for the past five years, its defense minister and moderate face to the West. But Ehud Barak's long and distinguished career in public service may be coming to an end. He is widely unpopular with the general public, with polls showing his "Independence" Party will, at best, garner barely a few seats in the next parliament. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2012 Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is seen between reporters before a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the latter's official residence in Tokyo. He's been prime minister, military chief, Israel's most decorated soldier and, for the past five years, its defense minister and moderate face to the West. But Ehud Barak's long and distinguished career in public service may be coming to an end. He is widely unpopular with the general public, with polls showing his "Independence" Party will, at best, garner barely a few seats in the next parliament. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool, File)
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