Ehud Barak

Labor Party Chairman Ehud Barak took over as Defense Minister in a handover ceremony at the Defense Ministry compound in Tel Aviv, a day after the Knesset approved the appointment in a 46-22 vote.
Barak and his predecessor as both defense minister and Labor leader, Amir Peretz, were greeted by an honor guard at the start of the brief ceremony, which did not include any speeches.

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