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Report: IAF Warplanes Seen Flying Lebanon Skies

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

DM Barak Obliquely Admits to 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: U.S. Has Options for 'Surgical Strike'

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: 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 Spin? Netanyahu May Keep Barak

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, Ashkenazi's 'Hatchet Man,' 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 Officials' 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

Diskin: ‘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

Suha Arafat: 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 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

"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 on List of 'Foreign Policy' 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

PM: 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

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 Center

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: 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 Speak of Escalation

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 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 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 Negev

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

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 Opens Campaign 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

Likud Minister: Barak Left Us High and Dry on Iran

Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon: defense minister put Israel on a tree, and made a last-minute escape. Barak: he has 'primaritis'. Gil Ronen, 10/13/2012, 8:03 PM

Netanyahu and Barak Meet After Tense Week

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak discuss Barak’s recent meetings in the U.S.Elad Benari, 10/7/2012, 4:11 AM

More MKs Call on Netanyahu to Fire Barak

Two more members of the Knesset are calling on PM Netanyahu to fire DM Barak for the "mistrust" he is causing within the partyAnnie Lubin, 10/6/2012, 8:38 PM

Min. Edelstein: Netanyahu, Fire Barak

Likud minister says he warned years ago that Barak is up to no good on his U.S. trips. Barak: look in the mirror to find culprit. Gil Ronen, 10/4/2012, 6:42 PM

Rift Deepens Between Netanyahu and Barak

Netanyahu plans to meet with Foreign Minister Lieberman about the budget, but not with Barak, reports indicate.Elad Benari, 10/4/2012, 12:14 AM

Barak and Netanyahu - Politically Bonded Siamese Twins

Barak and Netanyahu behave as if they have learned nothing from the consequences of Israel’s unilateral disengagement from Gaza.Prof. Paul Eidelberg, 10/3/2012, 5:53 PM

Barak Slams Lieberman Over Comments on Abbas

Barak criticizes the remarks of Lieberman against PA Chairman Abbas, after Abbas' hatred speech at the UN.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/30/2012, 8:56 PM

Lieberman's Office: He Did Not Accept Barak's Plan

Foreign Ministry denies a report that Lieberman has not ruled out a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from much of Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/28/2012, 9:14 PM

Could Israel Abandon Jews to the Arabs' Mercies?"

We know the answer to that question. But does Ehud Barak? Is he serious? Giulio Meotti, 9/28/2012, 1:34 PM

Report: Lieberman Not Averse to Withdrawal

FM Lieberman would consider unilaterally leaving much of Judea and Samaria – if the world would recognize move as legitimate.Maayana Miskin, 9/28/2012, 10:41 AM

PA Leaders Toss Out Barak’s Expulsion Plan

Arab leaders have rejected Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s proposal to turn over most of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/25/2012, 8:15 AM

Jewish Dems Warn PM to Stay Out of US Election

A number of leading Jewish Democrats are warning Israel to keep out of the upcoming U.S. elections. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/24/2012, 4:09 PM

‘Barak has Not Learned from Oslo Tragedy’

Barak’s proposal for a new unilateral withdrawal of Jews shows he has not learned from the “tragedy of Oslo,” said Minister Yuli Edelstein. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/24/2012, 1:10 PM