Across the spectrum, Israelis see their new defense minister as a dangerous extremist. But Washington is taking a pragmatic let’s-do-business approach.
Moshe Yaalon became the first Israeli defense minister to visit the central Asian country of Azerbaijan.
Is Ehud Barak a calculating political survivor or a military man who, in his words, ‘never had any special desire’ for political life?
Instead of conducting a campaign that would end in public humiliation and debts, he decided to cut his losses and forgo contending.
Defence Minister Ehud Barak, a main architect of Israel’s policy towards Iran’s nuclear programme, said in a surprise announcement on Monday that he was quitting politics and would not run in the January 22 national election.
Does the Israeli press have more powerful research capabilities than the Israel Security Agency, Shin Bet?