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Ehud Barak announces his resignation from political life


Andy4571

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Ehud Barak resigns from politics - Israel News, Ynetnews

Maybe the first political victim of the latest Gaza war. Barak and Bibi have been gagging for a war with Iran but could only provoke a disastrous little war against Palestinian women and children. Barak gone first and the elections might see to Bibi.
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Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak to retire from politics | World news | guardian.co.uk

Barak, 70, made the surprise announcement even after polls showed his breakaway Independence party gaining momentum after Israel's recent military offensive in the Gaza Strip.
 

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A vile little man with a long history of terrorist activity. Like our own politicians he had his snout in the trough.
 

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Ehud Barak resigns from politics - Israel News, Ynetnews

Maybe the first political victim of the latest Gaza war. Barak and Bibi have been gagging for a war with Iran but could only provoke a disastrous little war against Palestinian women and children. Barak gone first and the elections might see to Bibi.
the Defense Minister, who has seen a recent spike in popularity following Operation Pillar of Defense,
according to Haaretz. I'd say he's fairly sure that if Bibi wins he'll pick a hard line Likud Defence minister. Barak wasn't " gagging " for a war with Iran.
 

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A vile little man with a long history of terrorist activity. Like our own politicians he had his snout in the trough.
With any luck some of these characters should be snatched the moment they leave Israeli soil and sent promptly to the hague.
Netanyahu's day will come eventually also, murdering african troops on their own soil will come back to haunt him.
 

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The most decorated soldier in Israel's short turbulent history. A very good politician who took Israel out of Lebanon and always tried to get negotiations going when he could. He'll be missed.
 

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according to Haaretz. I'd say he's fairly sure that if Bibi wins he'll pick a hard line Likud Defence minister. Barak wasn't " gagging " for a war with Iran.
Barak, as a former General, would be pretty much with the Army, who see no way to take out Iran's nuclear program with 100% probability, other than with a nuclear strike. In that, they are in agreement with the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.

They say all political careers end ultimately in failure, but Barak's has been a bigger failure than most. In the last days of the Clinton Administration, he had a chance to stamp his name on history by making peace, but fluffed it.
 

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With any luck some of these characters should be snatched the moment they leave Israeli soil and sent promptly to the hague.
Netanyahu's day will come eventually also, murdering african troops on their own soil will come back to haunt him.
God Lord, an Idi Amin supporter ! Never a dull day on P.ie. I think that that was his brother.
 

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God Lord, an Idi Amin supporter ! Never a dull day on P.ie. I think that that was his brother.
Yes it was. He was the only one to die at Entebbe. But when anti-Israel rant is ion full flow facts go out the window.
 

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Sabena Flight 571 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On May 9, 1972 at 4:00 p.m. the rescue operation began: a team of 16 Sayeret Matkal commandos, led by Ehud Barak[1] and including Benjamin Netanyahu,[1] both future Israeli Prime Ministers, approached the airplane.[6] The commandos were disguised as airplane technicians in white overalls,[1] and were able to convince the terrorists that the aircraft needed repair. The commandos stormed the aircraft and took control of the plane in ten minutes, killing both male hijackers and capturing the two women.[1] All the passengers were rescued. Three of the passengers, however, were wounded in the takeover, with one female passenger eventually dying from her wounds. Netanyahu was wounded during the rescue, presumably by friendly fire.
 

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I suppose when you consider the people who have been minister for defense in Israel we have to wonder what is next. Hopefully it wont be another Ariel Sharon whose forces was directly responsible for the slaughter of defenseless Palestinians civilians .
 

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The most decorated soldier in Israel's short turbulent history. A very good politician who took Israel out of Lebanon and always tried to get negotiations going when he could. He'll be missed.
I don't know if he was a very good politican, Labor essentially collapsed twice under his leadership. However no man on the Israeli side, ever strove for peace as much with the Palestianians as Barak or offered as much. The creation of a Palestinian state should have been his legacy and he couldn't have done more to make that happen, but alas it wasn't to be.

He was a moderate in a government with very few and if this government is re-elected he will be missed massively for that. Knowing Israeli politics it wouldn't surprise me if he makes another return at some stage though.
 

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The most decorated soldier in Israel's short turbulent history. A very good politician who took Israel out of Lebanon and always tried to get negotiations going when he could. He'll be missed.
Indeed. How man innocent people owe their lives to Iron Shield?
 

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Sabena Flight 571 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On May 9, 1972 at 4:00 p.m. the rescue operation began: a team of 16 Sayeret Matkal commandos, led by Ehud Barak[1] and including Benjamin Netanyahu,[1] both future Israeli Prime Ministers, approached the airplane.[6] The commandos were disguised as airplane technicians in white overalls,[1] and were able to convince the terrorists that the aircraft needed repair. The commandos stormed the aircraft and took control of the plane in ten minutes, killing both male hijackers and capturing the two women.[1] All the passengers were rescued. Three of the passengers, however, were wounded in the takeover, with one female passenger eventually dying from her wounds. Netanyahu was wounded during the rescue, presumably by friendly fire.
An elderly Jewish lady who was taken aside and killed. Same with the hijack of the Achille Laro where an elderly Jewish man in a wheelchair was killed and thrown overboard. Anti-Zionism at its best.
 

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Sabena Flight 571 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On May 9, 1972 at 4:00 p.m. the rescue operation began: a team of 16 Sayeret Matkal commandos, led by Ehud Barak[1] and including Benjamin Netanyahu,[1] both future Israeli Prime Ministers, approached the airplane.[6] The commandos were disguised as airplane technicians in white overalls,[1] and were able to convince the terrorists that the aircraft needed repair. The commandos stormed the aircraft and took control of the plane in ten minutes, killing both male hijackers and capturing the two women.[1] All the passengers were rescued. Three of the passengers, however, were wounded in the takeover, with one female passenger eventually dying from her wounds. Netanyahu was wounded during the rescue, presumably by friendly fire.
Good to see the two of them also worked together well in the past also to protect innocent civilians from murdering Palestinians who targeted innocent civilians as per usual.
 

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I don't know if he was a very good politican, Labor essentially collapsed twice under his leadership. However no man on the Israeli side, ever strove for peace as much with the Palestianians as Barak or offered as much. The creation of a Palestinian state should have been his legacy and he couldn't have done more to make that happen, but alas it wasn't to be.

He was a moderate in a government with very few and if this government is re-elected he will be missed massively for that. Knowing Israeli politics it wouldn't surprise me if he makes another return at some stage though.

He's considered a pretentious person, and an elitist with no substance.
 
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