Former general, boss of military intelligence and boss of the State bigger than the Israeli army. Ehud Barak he/she has been minister of the Interior (1995), minister of External Relationships (1995-1996) and first minister (1999-2001) Israeli laborista.
During the past two years, a sense of gloom has taken over my country, as pride in Israel’s accomplishments and self-confidence grounded in reality have given way to fear-mongering, victimhood and internal quarrels.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enabled a militant, nationalist minority to carry out a hostile takeover of his party, Likud; to form a majority in his cabinet; and thus to hijack our national agenda in the service of a messianic drive toward, as it’s often put, “a single (...)
Thank you for such a warm welcome. What an indescribable feeling to be surrounded by so many true friends in the capital of the world’s greatest democracy. Members of the Administration, Members of Congress, distinguished ambassadors, especially our ambassador Michael Oren…. Michael, Rosey, Bob, David, Howard and Richard, AIPAC members… older and young…
Good evening to you all.
It is your toil and your graft – your unwavering support – that keep us safe. I have six humble words for all of you: (...)
The withdrawal is an important step in the right direction, but it is timorous. It must be supported, but it can be said that and clearly that it won’t solve anything: it is only the first page of a book that has numbers of chapters, some of which will be mortal. After that withdrawal, it will be seen that the scenarios mentioned by Moshe Yaalon (former head of the general staff who resigned) and Avi Dichter (former head of Shin Beth) will be carried out. I hope that Abu Mazen will know how (...)