The struggle over the character of Israeli society does not pass through conferences in New York or Washington, but through a subsidized swimming pool in the Galilee or in a Haifa suburb, in which Arabs aren’t welcome.
Barak insists he isn't planning a political comeback, but his actions suggest otherwise ● Why did Netanyahu treat Finance Minister Kahlon to a weekend in New York? ● When it comes to the illegal Amona outpost, ministers Shaked and Bennett are between a rock and hard place.
The Labor Party should be pressing itself on what its political message is, how it distinguishes itself from Yesh Atid and Likud.
Ehud Barak and Tzipi Livni meet on sidelines of Clinton Global Initiative; while latter aims to unite center and left, former plans political comeback.
Nothing has been forgotten and no one is adopting Barak as the left’s old-new redeemer, but he can still do good by ruining Netanyahu’s image as the nation’s guardian and savior.
Prime minister rejects criticism of agreement, says it constitutes 'ungratefulness' toward United States.
Aid deal prompts a scathing Washington Post op-ed by Barak and no less than seven interviews in three hours to Israeli media, slamming Netanyahu for getting far less than Israel could from U.S.
Ehud Barak, in an op-ed for the Washington Post, says defense aid package was 'important contribution,' but could have been much larger. 'Nonsense,' Likud says in response.
The fight between Netanyahu and Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Noni Mozes is about power, influence and money, not ideology; for first time, senior employees describe censorship, silencing of social protest and anti-Netanyahu campaign spearheaded by media giant.
His predecessors and successors didn’t even try to make peace. He tried with Syria and was deterred; he tried to make peace with the Palestinians and burned down the house. But he tried.