Israeli intel officers sent to Mumbai

MUMBAI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Israel, concerned about its nationals trapped or missing in terrorist-ravaged Mumbai, has sent intelligence officers to India, Haaretz newspaper reported.

Barak: Hezbollah has regrouped since war

JERUSALEM, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Monday said Hezbollah has rearmed since the Second Lebanon War.

Israeli leaders: No invasion of Gaza soon

JERUSALEM, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Israeli leaders told King Abdullah of Jordan this week that Israel has no immediate plans to try to topple Hamas in Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Barak wants to consider return rocket fire

JERUSALEM, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says he wants the Cabinet to discuss returning rocket fire from Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Chairman of Israeli party seeking peace

Chairman of Israeli party seeking peace

JERUSALEM, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The chairman of Israel's Likud political party said Friday he intends to combine economic and diplomatic means to bring about peace in the Middle East.

Palestinians launch Gaza rocket attack

JERUSALEM, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Palestinian Arabs fired at least 35 rockets into Israel's Negev region Wednesday after Israeli forces conducted a raid into the Gaza Strip, officials said.

Barak: Keep working to free Gilad Shalit

JERUSALEM, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Saturday the country's interim government should keep working toward securing the release of a kidnapped soldier.

Palestinian rocket hits Israel, none hurt

SDEROT, Israel, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A rocket fired by Palestinians hit an open area near a western Israel kibbutz Thursday, in an apparent breach of the Israeli-Hamas cease-fire, officials said.

Israeli historian wounded in pipe-bombing

JERUSALEM, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An Israeli historian known as a "liberal voice" suffered slight leg wounds Thursday after a pipe bomb exploded outside his door in Jerusalem, police said.

Jordan sends guns, ammo to Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- With Israel's consent, Jordan has sent about 1,000 automatic rifles and some 10,000 bullets to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

Report: Hezbollah targeting embassies

JERUSALEM, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Israeli intelligence experts say Hezbollah is targeting Israeli embassies and diplomats abroad in retaliation for the slaying of one of its top leaders.

Israel to close Gaza crossings

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Israel's response to a Palestinian rocket attack Monday was to announce it will block border crossings with the Gaza Strip Tuesday.

Israelis shut down al-Aqsa offices

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli police have raided and closed the Islamic Movement's al-Aqsa offices in the northern city of Umm al-Fahm, officials said.
Israel eyeing barrier changes

Israel eyeing barrier changes

JERUSALEM, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert asked the High Court of Justice Thursday to alter the path of the Ma'aleh Adumim-area security barrier.
Barak: Hezbollah getting stronger

Barak: Hezbollah getting stronger

GOLAN HEIGHTS, Israel, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says the Lebanese Arab militant group Hezbollah is getting stronger and needs to be closely monitored.
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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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