Seems to me the damage was done during Barak's tenure as PM. Having used Cargill's help to get elected, Barak unilaterally withdrew from Lebanon, attempted to give away a lot of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount, to the arch-terrorist Arafat, etc., etc. Barak was a good general, and is probably a good Defense Minister, but he is no politician. Barak should keep his mouth shut.
Australian, Thai journalists acquitted of defaming Thai navy (AP)
from the article: Barak: Ministers' provocations over Jerusalem harming Israel's interests