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        3/18/2012, Adar 24, 5772

      Barak: Akirov Apartment Was Alienating


      Defense Minister Ehud Barak commented, Sunday evening, on his decision to sell his apartment in the Akirov Towers in Tel Aviv. In a message posted to his Facebook page, Barak said the apartment “gives a sense of alienation and detachment from the public and so we decided to move to a smaller and less expensive apartment.”

      He added, “I was not raised with a silver spoon. After the end of my term as prime minister I turned to the private sector, and in those years I earned my property laboriously. Throughout the period as a law-abiding citizen, my business was transparent and I paid full taxes lawfully.”