Barak: Israel Must Find Ways of Taxing the Rich - Including Me

Defense minister says current government could have passed 2013 budget, and denies his party has abandoned social-welfare issues.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has been one of the two strongest personalities on the political scene in recent years. He's a former prime minister, a former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, and a member of that small circle of those in the know about Israel's most closely guarded secrets.