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Barak: Iran Ought to be Listening to Us for Its Own Good

In an interview with CNN,Ehud Barak said that Israel “meant what it said” on preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weaponsDavid Lev, 8/12/2013, 10:20 PM

Barak is Dangerous, Warns Journalist in New Book

A newly published book by journalist Ben Caspit outlines the "dangerous" character of former Defense Minister Ehud Barak.Elad Benari, 6/7/2013, 4:12 AM

Barak Seeks Criminal Investigation of Ashkenazi

Former Defense Minister tells the Supreme Court he supports a full criminal investigation of the former IDF Chief of StaffMaayana Miskin, 4/16/2013, 8:53 PM

Yaalon in Defense Minister's Office: 'I Feel a Sacred Awe'

Moshe Yaalon to head his first IDF General Staff meeting as Defense Minister Tuesday.Gil Ronen, 3/19/2013, 11:59 AM

Barak Bids Farewell to Defense Ministry

Members of Israel’s defense and political leadership gathered to bid farewell to retiring defense minister Ehud Barak.Elad Benari, 3/14/2013, 12:14 AM

Barak: Assad's Fall 'Inevitable,' Israel May Pay the Price

According to outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the fall of Bashar al-Assad is inevitable. It's not good for Israel, he told MKsDavid Lev, 3/11/2013, 3:54 PM

Barak, Hagel Meeting Described as 'Warm'

The U.S. will continue to provide Israel with military aid, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Defense Minister Ehud BarakDavid Lev, 3/5/2013, 9:55 PM

Barak and Biden Meet in Washington

Defense Minister Ehud Barak met in Washington with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.Elad Benari, 3/5/2013, 2:16 AM

Barak: When We Say All Options Are on the Table, We Mean It

Barak addresses AIPAC, calls on world to clearly tell Iran that all options are on the table to prevent its nuclear aspirations.Elad Benari, 3/4/2013, 2:04 AM

Barak and Hagel to Meet at the Pentagon

Barak and new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet Tuesday, making Barak the first foreign counterpart Hagel will meet., 3/3/2013, 5:33 AM

Top Officials Meet to Discuss Security Situation

Israel's top defense and security officials met Monday to discuss ways to restore order and calm to Judea and SamariaDavid Lev, 2/25/2013, 8:34 PM

Barak, Panetta Meet at the Pentagon

Defense Minister Ehud Barak talks about Syria and Iran with Pentagon chief Leon Panetta.Elad Benari, 2/13/2013, 6:14 AM

Report: IAF Warplanes Seen Flying the Skies of Lebanon

Lebanese media reported Sunday afternoon that Israeli war planes were spotted in the skies above southern Lebanon.Chana Ya'ar, 2/3/2013, 2:47 PM

Defense Minister Obliquely Admits to Israeli Air Strike on Syria

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has obliquely admitted that Israel carried out last week's air strike against a Syrian weapons convoy.Chana Ya'ar, 2/3/2013, 2:45 PM

Watchdog Group: Investigate Barak for Bad Behavior

A government watchdog group is calling to add Barak to the list of military higher-ups investigated in the Harpaz Affair.Maayana Miskin, 1/31/2013, 12:15 AM

Barak Hints U.S. Has Options for 'Surgical Strike' in Iran

The U.S. has plans for surgical strikes against Iran if it refuses to stop its nuclear weapons program, says Defense Minister Ehud Barak.Elad Benari, 1/27/2013, 5:20 AM

Peres, Barak: Keep Iran Attack Option on the Table

President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak say the threat of military action is vital to efforts against Iran's nuclear program.Elad Benari, 1/25/2013, 4:43 AM

Barak to CNN: I Will Not Serve as Defense Minister Again

Regardless of the coalition that is to be formed, Israelis have seen the last of Ehud Barak, at least for a while.David Lev, 1/24/2013, 3:32 PM

Report or Rumor? Netanyahu May Keep Barak as Defense Minister

Channel 10 TV says PM Netanyahu may ask Ehud Barak to stay on as Defense Minister in order to keep Moshe Ya'alon away from the role.Elad Benari, 1/21/2013, 4:44 AM

Wiener, 'Hatchet Man' for Ashkenazi, Booted from IDF

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz on Sunday suspended Lieutenant Erez Wiener from IDF serviceDavid Lev, 1/13/2013, 8:52 PM

Barak: Throw the Book at Ashkenazi and Wiener

All three 'principals' named in the report on the Harpaz Affair had plenty to say about the accusations against themDavid Lev, 1/6/2013, 8:30 PM

Report on Scandal Slams IDF, Defense Ministry Over Backbiting

An investigation by the State Comptroller slams former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi and his chief aide for their "intrigues."David Lev, 1/6/2013, 6:49 PM

Former Shin Bet head: ‘Weak’ Bibi Can’t be Trusted on Iran

Former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin says he does not trust “weak” Netanyahu, Barak on security. Netanyahu: He’s frustrated over job loss.Maayana Miskin, 1/4/2013, 10:16 AM

Poll: Likud Beytenu Doesn't Gain, Jewish Home Does

Israelis want Binyamin Netanyahu to continue as Prime Minister but still prefer Ehud Barak as Defense Minister, new poll finds.Elad Benari, 1/2/2013, 6:14 AM

Video: Suha Arafat Admits 2000 War of Terror was Premeditated

Arafat’s widow admits that her husband decided long before Sharon’s visit to Temple Mount that he would launch war of terror against Israel.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/27/2012, 8:08 PM

Ariel University Center Welcomes Recognition

Ariel University Center says the decision to recognize it as a university is "a natural outcome".Elad Benari, 12/25/2012, 4:16 AM

Barak Grants Ariel College Full-Fledged University Status

Ehud Barak confirmed a government decision to officially recognize the Ariel University Center of Samaria as a full-fledged university. Rachel Hirshfeld, 12/24/2012, 10:36 PM

Netanyahu Visits Central Command, Briefed on Security

"Our mission is to maintain the security of the citizens of the State of Israel," Netanyahu says during security briefing.Elad Benari, 12/24/2012, 3:13 AM

Analysis: Barak Exits the Left’s House of Cards

Ehud Barak is not stupid. He sees the handwriting on the wall and it reads “nationalist.” The left’s house of cards is collapsing.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/26/2012, 10:44 PM

Four Israelis Make List of 'Foreign Policy' Top Thinkers

Four Israelis made it this year to the prestigious “Top Thinkers” list published by Foreign Policy magazineDavid Lev, 11/26/2012, 9:51 PM

Gaza Terrorists: Barak Quit Because of Us

Gaza Arab terrorists celebrated the announcement that Ehud Barak was leaving politics by claiming that they had "chased him away" David Lev, 11/26/2012, 8:06 PM

Nationalists Buoyed by Barak's Resignation

Bennett: Barak's exit marks the end of old-style politics that let down the South last week.Gil Ronen, 11/26/2012, 2:04 PM

Barak Quits Politics

Defense Minister Ehud Barak is quitting politics. In a dramatic announcement, he claimed successes as Defense Minister. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/26/2012, 11:14 AM

Netanyahu to Pilots: If the Quiet is Violated, You'll Hit Back

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visits Palmahim Air Force Base, meets pilots who took part in Operation Pillar of Defense.Elad Benari, 11/26/2012, 4:15 AM

Former IDF Manpower Head: Gaza Operation Because of Elections

Netanyahu and Barak started Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza because of electoral considerations, says Maj. Gen. (res.) Elazar Stern.Elad Benari, 11/23/2012, 2:13 AM

Barak: It's not Yet Time to Conquer Gaza

Defense Minister hopes terrorists' "experience" has lessened "their appetite to attack."Gil Ronen, 11/22/2012, 7:45 PM

Barak: Ground Attack May Happen Very Soon

Defense Minister says Israel will not hesitate to launch assault unless Hamas stops firing.Gil Ronen, 11/18/2012, 6:41 PM

Barak Calls Up More Reserves As Rockets Hit Near TLV, JLM

Ehud Barak expands the call-up of reserve soldiers, as Israel pushes ahead with a major offensive against terrorists in Gaza. Annie Lubin, U.S., 11/16/2012, 6:35 PM

Panetta to Barak: Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks to Defense Minister Ehud Barak, reaffirms that Israel has the right to defend itself.Elad Benari, 11/16/2012, 5:42 AM

Barak to Israeli Citizens: Stay Strong

"We must continue to live our normal lives, even during this difficult test," says Defense Minister Ehud Barak.Elad Benari, 11/16/2012, 2:11 AM

Barak Approves Call-Up of 30,000 Soldiers

U.S. calls on Egypt to use its sway with the Hamas to end the violence, Egypt's prime minister to visit Gaza Friday.Gil Ronen, 11/15/2012, 9:37 PM

Netanyahu and Barak in Golan Uncertain of What the Future Holds

Barak: It is very difficult to estimate what the future of Syria will be and we need to be vigilant and alert here.Annie Lubin, 11/14/2012, 5:14 PM

Barak Takes Part in Patriot Missile Launching Exercise

Defense Minister Ehud Barak on hand during a live test firing of a Patriot missile.Elad Benari, 11/14/2012, 6:14 AM

Barak: It's not Over

Defense Minister hints heavily that IDF plans action against Gaza, won't give details.Gil Ronen, 11/13/2012, 10:54 AM

Barak Working for Expansion of Yesha Town

Defense Minister has approved building zone in the town of Itamar, where the Fogels were murdered. ”Avenge terror by building homes.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/12/2012, 12:01 PM

Obama 'Doesn’t Forget Anything', Says Barak

Defense Minister Ehud Barak says Obama won't forget Netanyahu's support for Romney, but doubts he'll make life difficult for him.Elad Benari, 11/8/2012, 6:41 AM

Netanyahu: I Will Attack Iran Alone if Necessary

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promises that by the time his next term is over, Iran will not have a nuclear weapons program.Elad Benari, 11/6/2012, 12:16 AM

Assad's Fate is Sealed, Says Barak

Defense Minister Ehud Barak in London: The Assad regime is on a slippery slope.Elad Benari, 11/1/2012, 1:15 AM

Barak: Israel Almost Attacked Iran 8 Months Ago

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that Israel almost attacked Iran eight months ago – but that the “moment of truth” was postponed David Lev, 10/30/2012, 10:59 PM

Dempsey Arrives in Israel, Meets Barak

Gen. Martin Dempsey arrives in Israel to observe Austere Challenge 12, the largest-ever military exercise between the two countries.Elad Benari, 10/29/2012, 5:14 AM

Yechimovich Praises Netanyahu, Barak on Gaza Attack Response

Labor Party head Shelly Yechimovich praised PM Binyamin Netanyahu and DM Ehud Barak for their 'measured; response to Gaza rocket attacksDavid Lev, 10/25/2012, 1:40 PM

Hamas Opens Round Two: 13 More Missiles on the South

Round Two: 13 More rockets cause widespread damage, prompt Peres to question a $250 million check from Qatar.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/24/2012, 2:37 PM

Levy Report Author: Barak's Reasoning 'Nonsense'

Alan Baker, one of the authors of the Levy Report, rejects as “nonsense” Barak’s reasoning for not adopting the report.Elad Benari, 10/21/2012, 5:44 AM

Report: Barak, Abbas Spoke About Unilateral Withdrawal

Report: Abbas secretly met with Barak, who presented his proposal for a unilateral withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 10/16/2012, 1:14 AM

Video: Cabinet Jumpstarts Election with One-Two Punches

Cabinet ministers started throwing election punches minutes after they approved a date for voting. Barak and Saar sparred for prime time. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Yoni Kempinski, 10/14/2012, 3:17 PM

Barak 'An Extinct Political Species', Says Danon

MK Danny Danon harshly criticizes Defense Minister Ehud Barak over Barak's own attack of members of the Likud.Elad Benari, 10/14/2012, 5:38 AM