News Brief 1/5/2011, Tevet 29, 5771
Barak: Israel is the Strongest Country in the Region
Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Labor) spoke on Tuesday during a seminar on the subject of Israel and Iran.
"In the Middle East there is no mercy for the weak and it is impossible to reach arrangements when not coming from a position of strength and confidence," said Barak. "But Israel is the strongest state in the region, so if not now, when? If not when we are strong, then when?"