Secretary Panetta met with Israel Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
today and reiterated the strong U.
I am here to announce I'm resigning from political life," Barak
said at a press conference held at the defense ministry in Tel Aviv, adding that he had some second thoughts and has made this decision "wholeheartedly.
Jerusalem: Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak
on Monday announced he was quitting political life after a decades-long career that also saw him serve as prime minister.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Barak
for his service in a (https://twitter.
, 70, leads the Atzmaut (Independence), a small political party that is unlikely to win any seats in the next Knesset, the Israeli parliament.
Netanyahu and Barak
"simply tried to steal a decision to go to war," Uvda quotes him as saying.
left his post as the army chief of staff, I wrote in this column that he joined Labor only because he could not find a place in Likud.
revealed his plan in an interview with Israel Hayom newspaper to be published in full on Tuesday.
was speaking on Israel's Army Radio ahead of a planned visit this week by US armed forces chief General Martin Dempsey that has triggered speculation Washington would press Israel to delay any action against Tehran's nuclear programme.
Israel's supreme interest is to resume these negotiations since other alternatives are worse", Barak
told Army Radio Monday.
The US administration has sent a message to the Israeli government through Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak
calling on it to apologize to Turkey for killing nine Turkish activists in 2010 during an Israeli raid on a Freedom Flotilla that was seeking to end the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL AWSAT reported Saturday.
Washington -- Pnn -- In meetings with administration officials in Washington on Thursday, Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
said that Israel must apologize to Turkey in order to mend the once strong ties between the two states.