Ehud Barak's Wilted Olive Branch

A tough hawk while a conflict with Iran was on the table, the Defense Minister now attempts to stave off the danger of early elections by playing up his dovishness - again.

It's definitely possible a black cat has passed between the buddies from the Sayeret Matkal special operations unit. It's possible Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really is angry at Defense Minister Ehud Barak because Barak badmouthed him to the Americans. It's possible Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and Industry Minister Shalom Simhon have had a candid exchange of views about their bosses.