Israel tests Arrow but funding cuts loom

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Israel carried out the first flight test of its high-altitude Arrow-3 missile interceptor, a step in shielding the Jewish state from ballistic missiles.

Israel tests Arrow 3 missile interceptor

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Israel test-fired its upgraded Arrow 3 missile interceptor Monday -- a test described as "an important milestone" for the country's defense capabilities.

Israel OKs oil drilling on occupied Golan

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Israel's go-ahead for oil exploration on Syria's Golan Heights is likely to stir a diplomatic hornet's nest.

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Israel seeks major arms deals with India

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Israel may be on the brink of some major defense sales to India following a visit by India's air force commander, Air Marshal Nak Browne.

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Israel: Vote gives right wing slight edge

Israel: Vote gives right wing slight edge

JERUSALEM, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Central Elections Committee announced the final results two days after Israel's national elections, giving the Right bloc a majority in the next Knesset.

'Marshall Parks' for the Middle East

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The author suggests helping Stef Wertheimer with his "Marshall Parks" economic plan for the Middle East.
STANLEY WEISS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Panetta assures Israeli defense minister

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that the Defense Department appreciated his commitment to strong bilateral ties.

Israel fears third intifada

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Israeli security forces have stirred unrest in the West Bank by arresting Palestinian activists in what appears to be a campaign to head off a third intifada.
Slower enrichment may mean Iran wants deal

Slower enrichment may mean Iran wants deal

TEHRAN, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Iran's slowing of its uranium enrichment efforts may indicate it wants a deal to end the standoff over its nuclear program with Western nations, analysts say.
The two-state litmus test

The two-state litmus test

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The author says Arab rejection of Israel is the true hurdle to solving the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
ASAF ROMIROWSKY, UPI Outside View Commentator

Israel tests new missile system

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Israel has recently tested the David's Sling missile-defense system designed to knock out medium- and long-range rockets, officials said.
Barak says he's retiring from politics

Barak says he's retiring from politics

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, 70, announced Monday he is retiring from political life, saying there are many other ways to "contribute to the state."
Cairo announces Israel, Hamas truce

Cairo announces Israel, Hamas truce

JERUSALEM, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Israel must use the cease-fire ending eight days of hostilities with Hamas to achieve a long term truce, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday.
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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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