It is amazing that the Cabinet did not yet have a policy session on Israel's weakening position around the world, and the consequences of the coming UN Resolution on a Palestinian state (in a couple of weeks). Another leader would have threatened to quit the government (with his party), effectively bringing it down. The Labor party would have forced Barak to do it, until he quit the party in order to remain the Defense Minister. So what are Barak's options now? He has none. Now that he is the most unpopular politician in Israel and his party has so few supporters that it will fail the enter the Knesset in the next elections, Barak cannot afford to quit his post. The poor man is TRAPPED in his post. Help! Get him out please..
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)
from the article: Barak: Israel must address its growing political isolation