Ceding Defence to Barak would be advantageous not only for Peretz himself, but could eventually auger an important change in our whole political system. Labor would eventually have the best current candidate in Israel for PM as well. Barak is the only man capable of filling both these posts effectively. He has been chastened in the political wilderness for past hesitations and mistakes. He is an experienced and worthy man ready and prepared for the task.
Yemen's vice president reportedly lands in Aden (Reuters)
from the article: Peretz aides say he should give up Defense Minister post