He was betrayed by Arafat after his generous offer. Now he is going to prove to be more belligerent than the most dovish men in Israel. He is convinced that the Palestinians do not want peace. His 180 degree turn around will make the Palestinians wish they have taken his offer. And Iran - watch out! The hammer is back.
Thousands protest outlawing of Islamic Movement in Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Barak to be defense minister; Peretz: No chance of cooperation