The Likud and Netanyahu are ignoring Minister Barak's advice to be brave and present acceptable concessions for peace. Another man would have 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..
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from the article: Barak to set out for Washington to discuss Israel-Palestinian crisis