Barak savaged Bibi over the slew of corruption scandals that have hit the premier, comparing him to the famous Italian mobster Vito Corleone.
Barak, the former Israeli PM, said Israel would have to reach peace with the Palestinians or non-democratically rule over them.
Why do my readers keep insisting, despite the facts, that ‘Palestinians are totally opposed to any solution which allows Israel to continue’?
Relatives of a 19-year-old U.S. citizen killed in Israel’s 2010 storming of a Turkish-led aid flotilla are suing former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak for the raid, in which nine activists died.
Israel’s political leaders have lined up against the Iran deal. Not so its security establishment, which is urging Benjamin Netanyahu to work with the U.S. rather than fight a quixotic battle to scuttle the agreement, J.J. Goldberg reports.
The final deadline passed this afternoon for Israel’s political parties to register for the March 17 Knesset elections. Several last-minute decisions will substantially affect the map in the weeks ahead:
Netanyahu is reported to be stalling the nomination of Israel’s next IDF chief. His reasons are a topic of hot speculation — but J.J. Goldberg says the facts speak for themselves.
Three of Israel’s senior ex-defense officials came out last week, almost simultaneously, with blistering attacks on the security policies of Netanyahu’s coalition.
A furious war of words has erupted between IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz and Shin Bet director Yoram Cohen over the question: Did Hamas plan a war or stumble into it?
Netanyahu is planning a massive new wave of construction in the West Bank. It may calm his restive allies in the settler-backed Jewish Home party — but it’s sure to anger others.