Of all the natural candidates, Barak is still the most natural. And in the way of politicians with a sharp sword dangling over their heads, he is relying on time: Maybe the noblemen in the region won't die, and maybe the dogs in the neighborhood will live, bark and even bite.0 comments
Yossi Sarid is a commentator and columnist for Haaretz newspaper, and lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. He is the author of six books.
During his 32-year tenure as a Knesset member, Sarid served as Education Minister, Environment Minister and leader of the Opposition as well as a member of various parliamentary committees. Sarid was also the head of the Meretz party from 1996 to 2003.
Sarid was born in 1940 in Rehovot, pre-state Palestine. He is married to Dorit; they have three children and five grandchildren.