Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed his thanks to former Defense Minister Ehud Barak for his cooperation in government and commitment to Israel's security, adding that he respects Barak's decision to resign.
Following rumors Barak was to join former Kadima head Tzipi Livni's National Responsibility Party, the former foreign minister echoed Netanyahu's sentiment. Livni stated she regrets Barak's resignation, adding that Israeli citizens owe him a lot.
Livni commented that despite their differences, she appreciated Barak's real concern for Israel's future, and wished him every success in the new chapter of his life.
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