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Reliving the Sabena Rescue

Deputy-commander Danny Yatom recalls famous rescue of hijacked plane. Then-soldiers Barak and Netanyahu played key roles.

Reliving the Sabena Rescue

Netanyahu’s About-Face on Hevron Expulsion

The Prime Minister had a last minute change of heart regarding the Machpelah House in Hevron, sources close to him explain.

Netanyahu’s About-Face on Hevron Expulsion

Danon: Expulsion Part of Barak’s Election Campaign

Deputy Knesset speaker accuses Barak of expelling Jews in Hevron as a reelection bid.

Danon: Hevron Expulsion Part of Barak’s Election Campaign

48% Believe Ashkenazi, only 17% Believe Barak

Poll for Maariv finds former IDF Chief of Staff has nearly 3 times as much public trust as Defense Minister.

Poll Finds: 48% Believe Ashkenazi, only 17% Believe Barak

Report: Barak Was Targeted for Attack in Singapore

A Kuwaiti newspaper said that the Mossad, along with Singapore security forces, prevented a terror attack on Ehud Barak

Report: DM Barak Was Targeted for Terror Attack in Singapore

Ya'alon: Barak Would be 'Troublemaker', Liability

Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon doesn't believe in reserving spaces for Knesset lists - especially not for Ehud Barak.

Ya'alon: Barak Would be a 'Troublemaker' and a Liability

Hotovely: Don't Place Barak in Likud List

New reports say that Netanyahu wants the defense minister on the Likud roster for the next elections.

Hotovely: Don't Place Barak in Likud List

Barak: Cracks in US Mideast Hegemony

Defense Minister says recent US statements increase pressure on Iran, but 'crippling sanctions' not likely.

Barak: Cracks in US Mideast Hegemony

Barak: Don't Slam Europe for Condemnation

Ehud Barak is concerned that the Europeans may take Israeli protests against condemnations badly - but no one in the EU seems concerned.

Barak: Don't Criticize Europe - They Might Get Offended

Barak: Full Steam Ahead for Demolitions

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that the IDF would enforce the law and demolish 'outposts,' regardless of any 'deals' made.

Barak: Full Steam Ahead for Demolitions

Netanyahu Ditches Law to Legalize Outposts

Netanyahu ditched a bill to legalize dozens of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria; the bill’s sponsor vowed it will pass one day.

Netanyahu Ditches Law to Legalize Outposts

Nationalists’ Anger Spills Over into IDF Base

Dozens of youths from Judea and Samaria entered an IDF base following rumors of an imminent destruction of a Jewish community.

Nationalists’ Anger Spills Over into IDF Base

Barak: What did We Get for Disengagement?

Defense Minister: Israel left Gaza and tore down synagogues, so that the Palestinians would have no excuses.

Barak: What did We Get for Disengagement? 10,000 Missile Strikes

Chief of Staff Apologizes for Joke about Women

Lt. Gen. Gantz offers apology after feminists skewer him and Defense Minister over 'sexist' banter.

Chief of Staff Apologizes for Joke about Women

Assad May Suffer Qaddafi’s Fate, Says Barak

Saddam Hussein died by hanging, Muammar Qaddafi was shot in the head, and Assad may be the next in line, says Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

Assad May Suffer Qaddafi’s Fate, Says Barak

Barak's Iran Gaffe Provides Some 'Comic Relief'

Ehud Barak's comments that if were Iranian he would want a nuclear weapon begat some comical quips - and immense criticism.

Barak's Iran Gaffe Provides MKs, Israelis With 'Comic Relief'

Barak: We Cannot Come Off 'Wimpy' on Iran

Sanctions remain the key to halting Iran's nuclear program, DM Barak said Thursday - but Israel was considering what comes next.

Barak: We Cannot Come Off 'Wimpy' on Iran

Barak, Ayalon Punished for Knesset Absences

Defense Minister Barak, Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon have pay docked for missing too many Knesset sessions.

Barak, Ayalon Punished for Knesset Absences

Barak Says Israelis Talk Too Much about Iran

Defense Minister Ehud Barak says the Iranian threat is exaggerated and Israel’s existence is not in danger.

Barak Says Israelis Talk Too Much about Iran; ‘Israel is Safe’

Bride and Groom Arrested in Outpost Demolition

A newlywed couple was arrested by police who helped destroy their new home as Barak rushes to level outposts.

Bride and Groom Arrested in Outpost Demolition

Revealed: IDF Brass Opposed Migron Demolition

Sources tell Arutz Sheva that top IDF brass opposed the demolition in Migron, but their concerns were pushed aside by Barak.

Revealed: IDF Brass Opposed Migron Demolition, Barak Insisted

Steinitz to Barak: Time to Walk Budget Walk

Finance Minister Steinitz lashed out against critics of defense cuts.

Finance Minister Pushes Back on Criticism of Defense Cuts

MK: Punish Prosecutor who Ignored Orders on Migron

MK Ben-Ari calls to punish a state prosecutor who ignored a court order and state protocol to push forward the Migron demolitions.

MK: Punish Prosecutor who Ignored Orders on Migron

Barak Meets Fayyad to Head Off Showdown

Ehud Barak and PA Prime Minister Fayyad met in New York as western diplomats frantically try to head off a showdown at the United Nations.

Barak Meets Fayyad to Head Off Showdown

Third Top Govt. Official in Foreign Worker Trouble

The Attorney General’s wife is suspected of illegal treatment of foreign workers; her case follows problems for Barak, Netanyahu.

Third Top Govt. Official in Foreign Worker Trouble

Poll: Revived Labor Party Leaves Barak with Zero

The Labor party contest for a new chairman is good news for nationalists: A new poll shows that Barak is headed for political oblivion.

Poll: Revived Labor Party to Bury Barak’s Political Career

Migron Destruction: Direct Order from Barak

Barak overturned emergency stay injunction to destroy Migron homes; prosecutors accused of ‘breaking the law in the name of the law.’

Migron Destruction: Direct Order from Barak

Report: Barak Seeks NIS 2 Million Car

As thousands of Israelis protest their inability to “finish the month,” Ehud Barak has apparently decided he needs an automobile upgrade.

Report: Despite Tent Protests, Barak Seeks NIS 2 Million Car

Kadima MK Blames Barak for Gaza Attacks

An MK who lives several hundred feet from Gaza blames Defense Minister Barak for rocket attacks. “He responded too little and too late.”

Kadima MK Blames Barak for Gaza Attacks

Barak: Israel is Hitting Back

'Israel has been hitting back hard at those responsible for the attack,' Barak says. IDF to act 'with efficiency' to deal with ongoing fire.

Barak: Israel is Hitting Back

Barak Half-Confirms Shalit Talks

Defense Minister Barak: there is "a kernel of facts behind rumors about negotiations on the subject of Gilad Shalit."

Barak Half-Confirms Shalit Talks

Barak Puts Stamp on Expansion in Samaria

Barak, head of the left-wing flank of the government, approves construction of 277 more apartments in Ariel, located in central Samaria.

Barak Puts Stamp on Expansion in City of Ariel in Samaria

Barak Lauds Draftees

Defense Minister pays visit to IDF recruitment center, makes case against apology to Turkey.

Barak Lauds August Draftees’ Motivation