Israeli Defense Minister to Quit Politics

Ehud Barak, who over a half-century career became Israel’s most decorated soldier and held the nation’s trifecta of top positions — chief of staff of the military, prime minister and, since 2007, defense minister — announced Monday that he would soon “leave political life,” withdrawing from elections scheduled for Jan. 22.

Netanyahu’s dangerous decision-making on Iran

Israeli PM Netanyahu and his Defence Minister Ehud Barak may be on the verge of making a decision to attack Iran against the views of many in their own country and abroad. A range of former defence and intelligence officials in Israel, President Peres, new Home Minister Avi Dichter, senior American officials, including Secretary of […]

Israel “closer than ever” to strike Iran, report

Israel’s Channel 10 News reported on its Monday night broadcast that Israel is now “closer than ever” to striking Iran’s nuclear facilities. According to Channel 10 News military reporter Alon Ben-David, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes, “the time for action is getting ever closer.”

Israel may attack Iran as early as October

With reports of probable attack by Israel on nuclear installations of Iran, the battle for psychological ascendancy between the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah alliance and Israel has escalated sharply on Friday just gone by. While supporting Iran, Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatened bluntly to retaliate by massive missile strikes

Assad has communicated desire for peace negotiations with Israel

Syrian President Bashar Assad is apparently signalling willingness to engage in peace talks with Israel Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Monday. ‘I think we have to examine every option. If it emerges that the Syrian president intends truthfully and is seriously examining this, based on the understanding that peace is mutual, he will find us […]

Israel calls U.K. effort to try Livni ‘absurdity’

Israel reacted angrily Tuesday to a British arrest warrant for former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on war-crimes allegations, with the government threatening to sideline the U.K. in Mideast peace talks. A Westminster, London, magistrate court on Saturday issued the warrant, alleging crimes related to Israel’s military operations in the Gaza Strip in late 2008 and […]