Ehud Barak: Despite Political Moves, Part of Problem, Not of Solution

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Commentary;

For those lacking the perspective of history regarding Ehud Barak over the past 9 years, columnist Caroline Glick debunks the rationales behind Ehud Barak’s political machinations in the 2 years since the Lebanon conflict and his bogus “distancing” from Olmert and Livni. MB

Reading Ehud Barak, by Caroline B. Glick (Jewish Press)

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On July 14, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak castigated UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which set the terms of the cease-fire that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Iran’s Lebanese army Hizbullah, saying, “UN resolution 1701 didn’t work, isn’t working and won’t work.” He added, “UN resolution 1701 is a failure.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Olmert Parody on Barak: “I Will Do Everything…” [To Hold Power?]

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Commentary;

Defense Minister Ehud Barak keeps saying things like “I will do everything to bring him [Gilad Shalit] back” or “Israel would do everything in its power to see the safe return of captured Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.” It is highly questionable what the limits of that “everything” are. For instance, does everything include liberation by military means?

Meanwhile, we have watched Barak’s coalition partner prime minister Ehud Olmert complete his 2 year charade concerning deceased IDF soldiers Regev and Goldwasser which, as Evelyn Gordon seems to indicate in her commentary below; [...]  Click here to read more.

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The Perks of Protexia-Class Governance?

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Commentary;

Undoubtedly, almost everyone has heard by now about the alleged connection between Ehud Olmert and one Morris Talansky, aka “the laundryman,” a noted Long Island philanthropist and fund-raiser for Israeli charities.

While this blog has chosen not to play pundit and conjecture as to whether this “alleged” scandal will finally be the one to take the “teflon etrog” Ehud Olmert down, the Ynet piece below ought to surely get a lot of working-stiff Yosef Q. Israelis living at or near poverty-level fired up, and not only at Olmert but at the luxury with which senior Israeli politcos, such as President Shimon Peres or Ehud Barak or Bibi Netanyahu too, are treated (in exchange for what?) on someone else’s tab. MB [...]  Click here to read more.

Final-Status Principles and The Inevitable Lesser of Two Evils

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The “protexia class”, a term coined by Barak of IRIS, is a definition of Ehud Olmert, Tzipy Livni and their cronies who would sell Eretz Yisrael and the nation’s security to avoid leftist judicial prosecution and conviction for corruption, graft and wrong-doing.

Rather than to do the right thing for the nation, for the Am Yehudi, and to own-up to their wrong-dong Olmert, Livni, Ramon and their gang, as with Sharon and his family before them, have taken protexia (defined by the Oxford English-Hebrew dictionary as “favoritism, influence, pull”) to new levels in penalty and personal liability avoidance for their wrong-doing, mal-feasance and non-feasance. [...]  Click here to read more.