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January 11, 2001
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak rejected calls for him to step aside and let former Prime Minister Shimon Peres run as the Labor Party’s candidate in the Feb. 6 election. Barak’s campaign took a hit when a former top aide, Haim Mendel-Shaked, said Peres has a better chance of beating opposition leader Ariel Sharon.

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