Ehud Barak

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Prime Minister Ehud Barak is one of the most recognizable names in Israeli life and politics. A graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Stanford University, he served an illustrious career in the Israeli Defense Forces that included rescuing passengers at Entebbe on an airplane hijacked by terrorists. As Prime Minister, Barak devoted himself to the peace process, withdrawing troops from Lebanon and working with Bill Clinton in an attempt to find lasting peace. In 2012 he was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for his lifetime achievements.

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