Israel's Iron Dome blocks Gaza barrage

Israel's Iron Dome blocks Gaza barrage

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Israel's Iron Dome counter-rocket system has been a critical factor in blocking a massive missile onslaught from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Gaza: Invasion fears as Israel escalates

Gaza: Invasion fears as Israel escalates

GAZA, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Signs were growing Monday that Israel's preparing to unleash a major ground offensive against the Gaza Strip.
Israel resumes Gaza airstrikes

Israel resumes Gaza airstrikes

GAZA, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Israel resumed airstrikes in Gaza Thursday night after two rockets struck near Tel Aviv and three Israelis died in the south, military authorities said.
Israeli assault in Gaza kills Hamas leader

Israeli assault in Gaza kills Hamas leader

GAZA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Israel said strikes in Gaza Wednesday, including one in which a top Hamas official was killed, are part of a campaign against Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

Syria, rebels fighting on Turkish border

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Turks have left homes near the Syrian border as Syria as stepped up its attacks on rebel-held areas, Turkish news media said Wednesday.

Israel threatens attacks on Gaza

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres called for an end to Hamas missile strikes being launched from Gaza, saying relations would never be normal with the violence.

Israel lawmakers: Assassinate Gaza chiefs

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Israeli lawmakers are pressing the government to authorize the assassination of Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip amid an escalation in clashes on the border.

Israel mulls Gaza push amid rocket attacks

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Israeli military's preparing for intensified strikes against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip who bombarded the southern part of Israel last weekend.

Egypt tries mediating Israel-Gaza truce

BEERSHEBA, Israel, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Egyptian intelligence officials were trying to defuse the escalating violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, Haaretz reported Sunday night.

Israeli soldier injured in tunnel blast

JERUSALEM, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- An Israeli soldier was injured in a blast at a smuggling tunnel near the Gaza border, officials said.

Netanyahu strike report boosts war fears

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- An Israeli television report that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the Jewish state's military to prepare for a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010 has heightened war fears in the Middle East.

Report: Officials nixed Iran strike prep

JERUSALEM, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Israeli military and Mossad leaders refused an order to prepare for a strike on Iran nuclear facilities, fearing a war would start, an investigation indicated.

Israel committed to Egypt peace treaty

JERUSALEM, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Israel's prime minister and defense minister distanced themselves from a top Israeli official who called the rule in Egypt a "terrible dictatorship."
Netanyahu: Iran strike will benefit region

Netanyahu: Iran strike will benefit region

JERUSALEM, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A military strike on Iran's nuclear sites would benefit the Arab world and not worsen regional tensions, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.
Dempsey in Israel for joint defense drills

Dempsey in Israel for joint defense drills

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Gen. Martin Dempsey, the U.S. military chief, is in Israel to observe missile defense drills involving soldiers from both countries, Israeli officials said.
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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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