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Friday, November 26, 2010

Barak looking to leave government?

Defense Minister Ehud Barak seems to be laying the groundwork to take his Labor party out of the government, as just about everyone else in the party except for him would like to do.
The current coalition makes it impossible for peace talks to succeed, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in a Thursday speech to the Pensioners' Union.

"There is a contradiction between the government's structure and the chances to go deeper in this kind of negotiations," Barak said.

"We joined the government so it would go in this direction, but we still haven't reached the goal," the Labor leader went on. "If this government can't move towards peace talks, we must consider widening it and making a national unity coalition."

Barak warned against missing an opportunity "to reach victory and peace."
Ehud Barak knew who was in this coalition when he went in, and he knew it was mostly Right wing parties that would not give the country away for nothing. On the other hand, the coalition has been bending over backward to try to get the 'Palestinians' to come to the table.

Barak is full of horse manure.

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At 3:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama seems to be gravitating to granting the Palestinians tactical and strategic vetoes over negotiating differences, or even negotiating preconditions, backed up with an indefinitely renewable freeze on Israeli sovereignty in East Jerusalem in a forum front-loaded for Israeli concessions, and presided over by an American President whose word is infinitely malleable.

Buying into this "peace process" on some "deeper" level of commitment is Barak's new plan?

Well, given his track record what could go wrong?

At 5:18 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

If Barak leaves, National Union will come in and Ya'alon will take over as Defense Minister and the threat of a freeze will end as Netanyahu will no longer need to please Barak.

I don't think Barak is looking to leave his job any time soon.

At 6:09 AM, Blogger BH in Iowa said...

Not so suprisingly ignored by the media - the whole freeze nonsense is moot anyway. The construction paperwork is simply ignored once they reach Barak's desk, freeze or not.

Meanwhile the Arabs are taking as much land as they can, surrounding Jewish communities.

Barak in his mind has already surrendered the next war, without a shot fired, to an enemy who doesn't even have an army. He's already retreated to indefensible Jordan occupation borders.

He is a weak politician from a dying party, who has is in a position to undercut any government policy relating to Judea and Samaria.

He is doing incredible damage to Israel's soverignty.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Let him go!!!!!!!

Does he think that Osama will send over Carville and Greenberg to put him in power the way Clinton did?

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Y.K. said...

Maariv yesterday reported on a Makovsky talk which stated there are three difference over the freeze, and the problem is their "non-realization" as of yet. I don't have the paper here, but from memory:

A. Nethanyahu has committed to discussing borders first. The US will allow him to say other topics will also be discussed, but security will not be discussed in tandem. This is expected to raise opposition in the cabinet.

B. Nethanyahu is unsure the US will actually subsidize F-35s, now that the Republicans are controlling congress, and wants an alternative offered to please the cabinet.

C. Shas wants an explicit letter authorizing E. Jerusalem construction, but the American won't do it (They would allow construction silently, as long as no new plans are accepted).

Makovsky ended by stating that the admin is pleased with Nethanyahu and is looking for "someone to run with" (quoting Grossman).

The take is that Nethanyahu still doesn't have a majority (may not want to), and discussions are ongoing. Sparky summarized the overall Obama plan well.

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Ashan said...

This Barak or that Barack, they both are hell-bent on destroying Israel.


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