Barak is not going anywhere - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '4'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '3'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Logios
    • 04.02.11 | 15:33 (IST)

    Barak did not give a real reason for why Ashkenazi's term as Chief of Staff should not be extended (by a couple of months), But since this move is very reasonable to the naked eye, it makes sense that this is what will be decided by the government, given that they now have a few more days to think about it. Barak is too devious, and too many times his complicated plots simply fail. This is how he ended up serving the shortest term among all Israeli Prime Ministers. The strange thing is that when he comes up with a plot, he tends to believe that he has the exactly correct solution. But human reactions are a mystery to him, so his multi-staged plans tend to fail after the first or second stage. Of course, Barak will not allow Netanyahu to replace him. He will bring down the coalition if this happened. We have about two more years with this fellow, and after he joins Likud we may have a few more. Ouch.

    from the article: Ehud Barak has to go, now
    First published 02:36 04.02.11 | Last updated 02:36 04.02.11
Haaretz Headlines
Israeli settlers scuffle with Israeli security forces  as the demolition started

Beit El quiet once more, after 48-hour of clashes

Meanwhile, settler occupation of site of former settlement Sa-Nur loses traction, as demand for return to north Samaria ignored.

Protesters call for the release of Jonathan Pollard in Jerusalem, 2014.

What America taught Israel through Jonathan Pollard

Decision to keep convicted spy in prison for a full 30 years had nothing to do with anti-Israel attitudes.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Dennis Ross, April 26, 1998.

Who do U.S. Jewish groups represent on Iran?

Not U.S. Jews. Why? Because the American Jewish establishment is not a democracy. It's a plutocracy.

France Cannes Irrational Man Red Carpet

How movies help Woody Allen forget life is nothing

Interviewed during the Cannes Film Festival, the filmmaker says he is 'lucky' to have his art to keep him 'distracted' from life’s hollowness.