There is a wide picture forming around us that includes what happened with Turkey, what is happening with Egypt, and what is happening with the PalestiniansBarak urges revived Israeli diplomacy Sep 11, 2011
I think we are seeing the beginning of the end of the dictatorships in the Arab world, including the Iranian oneBarak: Unlikely Iran would nuke Israel May 06, 2011
We have before us reports from the Foreign Ministry, the Mossad, the Shin Bet security service and the military intelligence, and we should at least hold an extensive Cabinet meeting about itBarak urges revived Israeli diplomacy Sep 11, 2011
The governments of Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey are active in thwarting itDefiant Gaza flotilla vows to sail Monday Jul 03, 2011
We obviously still need to prepare for the possibility that flotillas will arriveFlotilla ship breaks for sea, turned back Jul 04, 2011
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.