During the past few weeks, relations between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have soured. The corridors of power are ripe with speculation and rumors about Barak's intentions. Yet, at least for the time being, it looks like business as usual.
Between Lindenstrauss and Winograd, and Netanyahu and Barak, Olmert squeaked through one more week.
Is it just a coincidence that two of Ehud Barak's closest confidants, Shalom Simhon and Matan Vilnai, said this week - on the record - that Labor will not leave the government after the Winograd Report is released?
Likud chair slams ex-PM Barak's 'amateur, rash, adventurous' withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000.
Haaretz-Dialog survey shows Barak's election to Labor chairman is boosting public support for party, entire left.