When U.S. President Barack Obama dispatches his negotiators to Baghdad next week to join talks with Iran over the future of its nuclear program, he’ll be most concerned about the reaction of one man: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak conflicted with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ’s public testimony on a Gaza flotilla raid, telling an investigating panel that Cabinet ministers discussed possible scenarios for violence.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak split from his Labor Party today, choosing to remain within Benjamin Netanyahu ’s government following disagreements within his faction over the stalled peace process.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said government leaders considered the possibility that naval commandos would meet violent resistance aboard an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip on which nine activists were killed.
Iran’s determination to build nuclear weapons will result in nations such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey seeking nuclear arms, starting a “countdown” to terrorists getting nuclear materials, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak called for expanding military spending and breaching budgetary targets, a move that Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said might weaken the economy and increase unemployment.