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January 7, 2000
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister David Levy reportedly agreed that Levy will not seek the presidency if Ezer Weizman resigns. Sources close to Barak said he preferred having Levy remain in his current position at what was termed a “sensitive and fateful” point in the peace process. Weizman has come under pressure to resign after admitting that he accepted cash gifts totaling nearly $500,000 from a French millionaire friend.

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