The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
By United Press International

Israel calls to release Pollard from U.S. prison

JERUSALEM, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Israeli officials Sunday called for the release of jailed Israeli-American spy Jonathan Pollard amid reports the Washington spied on Israel, officials said.

Israel, EU apparently targeted by British, U.S. spies

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- New intelligence documents detail the targets of U.S. and British intelligence agencies, including leaders in Israel and the European Union.

Unlike Netanyahu, Israeli generals go along with Iran deal

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's strident denunciations of the move toward a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement and efforts by the powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington to undo the interim agreement reached in Geneva Sunday, influential former military and intelligence chiefs think otherwise.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
By United Press International

Israel's spies lag in shadow war with Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Israel's security services claim they've arrested an Iranian spy, allegedly the first planted by the Revolutionary Guards' elite al-Quds Force rather than the Islamic Republic's intelligence service.

Former Israeli government aide says settlers to be evacuated

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A former Israeli government aide estimates some 100,000 settlers will need to be evacuated for a two-state solution to be implemented in the Mideast.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
By United Press International

Israel planning more West Bank housing units

JERUSALEM, June 13 (UPI) -- Plans for 675 new housing units in the West Bank settlement of Itamar were filed with planning authorities this week, Israeli officials said.

Olmert blamed others for stalled talks with Abbas

JERUSALEM, May 24 (UPI) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he blames others in the Israeli government for a breakdown in negotiations with Palestinians.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 17, 2013.
By United Press International
Israelis worry over U.S. defense cutbacks

Israelis worry over U.S. defense cutbacks

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 29 (UPI) -- Despite U.S. President Barack Obama's pledge of "eternal" support for Israel, the Jewish state worries that defense cuts will jeopardize U.S. military aid.
Barak says Israel faces complex challenges

Barak says Israel faces complex challenges

JERUSALEM, March 11 (UPI) -- Outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Monday Israel faces "complicated challenges" but remains the strongest country in the Middle East.

Barak says Palestinians not easy partners

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Palestinians are "not easy partners for peace," Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.

Israel 'seeks to repair ties with Turkey'

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Israel is reported to have sent messages to the Turkish government in recent days saying it's interested in restoring "a more positive dynamic" in badly strained relations with its onetime strategic ally.
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Ehud Barak
Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Barak talks to reporters following his meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN on June 1, 2009 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Ehud Barak (Hebrew: אהוד ברק (help·info), born Ehud Brog on 12 February 1942) is an Israeli politician who served as Prime Minister from 1999 until 2001. He was leader of the Labor Party until January 2011 and holds the posts of Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister in Binyamin Netanyahu's government.

He is a graduate in physics, mathematics, and economics from Hebrew University and Stanford University. He served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces. Following a highly decorated career, he was appointed Chief of General Staff in 1991, serving until 1995.

In 2005, he was voted the 61st-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet to determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis.

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