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Ehud Barak

Israeli Defense Minister: Iran Strike May Be Only Option At Some Point

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel does not want to take military action against Iran over its nuclear program, but at some point may have no other option, Isra...

Ehud Barak: Iran Nuclear Program Not About Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Israel's primary concern rightly is its own survival. But it is not an Iranian bomb that threatens that survival nearly as much as the war Netanyahu might launch ostensibly to deter it.

Obama's Gradualist Strategy on Iran May Not Prevent War

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Leon T. Hadar

There are mounting concerns over a possible pre-emptive Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, and growing speculation they could do so without a green light from the Obama Administration. If you believe that, I've got a nuclear reactor in Dimona to sell you.

Israel Won't Rule Out Iran Military Strike

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.08.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's defense minister warned on Tuesday of a possible Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear program and rejected sugges...

This Time, Israel Can Pass the Test of the Gaza Flotilla

Bradley Burston | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Friends of Israel, countries and individuals that sincerely wish Israelis well, should send a message this week: Mr. Netanyahu, Mr. Barak, for your sake, for Israel's sake, let the flotilla sail to Gaza.

Uri Avnery on Israel and Palestine

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Israeli peace activist, journalist and writer Uri Avnery recently took the time to speak with me about recent developments in Israel-Palestine.

The Proceduralist: A Brief History of Israeli Constitutionalism

Yoav Sivan | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Yoav Sivan

After an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting Israeli Government, you are called upon to reflect on the 62nd anniversary of the ...

Ehud Barak Betrayed His Party and the Nation of Israel

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Ehud Barak is now a national tragedy. A leader who once held such promise has now driven the founding party of the state of Israel into the ground and cast his lot with Benjamin Netanyahu.

Think Israel's a Lost Cause? Ten Reasons to Think Again

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The next Israel -- the Israel which will decide whether a truly democratic Jewish state can exist in this world -- is just beginning.

Israel Defense Minister Quits Labor Party

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — In a shocking move that instantly shook up Israel's political scene, Defense Minister Ehud Barak defected from his Labor Party Monda...

Bidding Farewell to the Two-State Solution

Rania Zabaneh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rania Zabaneh

Israel can't keep some four million Palestinians in a limbo, leaving their destiny up to internal Israeli politics.

Time for Barak to Depart

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As long as Barak remains in this government, he serves as a fig-leaf for a dead-end, right-wing coalition that ideologically opposes making the kind of far-reaching compromises necessary to reach a peace agreement.

What Is the Logic?

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

As I read reports of the U.S. offering massive incentives to Israel in an effort to secure a three month settlement freeze, I've wanted to give the U.S. peace negotiators the benefit of the doubt. But I'm having trouble understanding the logic behind all of this.

Is There an Israeli Left Left?

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Chandler

Undermined by nearly a decade of right-wing dominance, the Israeli left has found itself farther from power than ever before in the 62-year history of the country.

Provisional Loyalty to a Provisional State

Yoav Sivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoav Sivan

To become Israeli, you are required to participate in the endless debate that has vexed our people since as far back as Herzl's diaries: Can Israel be both Jewish and democratic?

Palestinians Stand Firm: No Peace Talks While Israeli Settlers Build

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Dozens of senior Palestinians on Saturday backed President Mahmoud Abbas' refusal to negotiate with Israel as long as it b...

The Last Summit?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The current Israeli-Palestinian talks could mark the last serious attempt by a U.S. president to invest his (or her) own political capital and American diplomatic prestige in resolving the conflict based on a two-state solution.

The Art of Talking Middle East Peace with a Forked Tongue

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

If you believe the media, great strides are being made in the direction of Middle East peace, and the prospects are hopeful. Personally, I am not as hopeful

Hummus and Whiplash in Ramallah

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

I was eating in a refugee camp in Ramallah with Bassem Eid, the founder of Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group. I sat listening to him for hours in scorching heat and didn't want to leave.

UN Flotilla Probe: Verbal Clash of Muddled Mandates

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Ban Ki-moon denied the Israeli military was off limits in a U.N. inquiry into the deadly Israeli commando raid on a Turkish-led aid flotilla heading for Gaza. Israel disputes this and no one is sure what the panel's job description is.

Why Israel is Moving to the Right

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Israel has been sliding into ever greater isolation in the last years and this process has accelerated since Netanayhu came to power in 2009. The inte...

Thinking out of the Box about Hamas

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Israel's history is replete with creative, daring thinking in the military domain. Unfortunately its policies are characterized by a great lack of str...

Don't Play with Israel-Palestine Maps

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

An editorial by Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz posits low expectations for success of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace tal...

Peace Will Never Come to the Middle East

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The dominant bloody ethno-religious politics will always prevent the different groups from mixing and melting into states where citizens enjoy equal rights.

Make History, Don't Record It

Uriel Abulof | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Uriel Abulof

Only by inviting the peoples involved to vote for a peace plan rather than for parties can the US induce leaders to embrace moderate postures and cut the ground from under the feet of radicals.