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  • Defense chiefs Hagel and Yaalon to meet in Israel

    April 9, 2013 | 8:00 am

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to Israel this month for a meeting with Moshe Yaalon, his Israeli counterpart.

    Reuters on Tuesday quoted an unnamed Israeli defense official as naming April 21-23 as the dates for Hagel's Israel visit, and a Pentagon official...

  • Netanyahu brings new gov’t to Peres, taps Ya’alon for defense

    March 18, 2013 | 4:44 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Shimon Peres that he formed a government coalition.

    The leaders met Saturday night at the president's residence in Jerusalem, one day after Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett -- leaders of the Yesh Atid and Jewish Home parties,...

  • Iran rejects questioning of defense minister under Argentina agreement

    February 12, 2013 | 8:16 am

    Iran denied that its defense minister will be questioned by an Argentinian judge about his alleged role in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

    Ahmed Vahidi, who is under an international arrest warrant by Interpol in connection with the deadly bombing of the AMIA...

  • Israel’s crazy election cycle

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 28, 2012 | 11:33 am

    This might be the craziest election cycle in the history of Israel. It is short, but not a week passes without shifts and changes in the political landscape: On Nov. 26, it was Defense Minister Ehud Barak resigning from his post to pursue new horizons. Barak is the cat with nine...

  • Ehud Barak says he’s quitting politics

    November 26, 2012 | 7:36 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he is leaving politics after more than half a century and will not run in the upcoming elections.

    Barak made the surprise announcement Monday, less than a week after Israel's military ended its Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, for...

  • Barak: Iran has delayed building a nuclear bomb

    October 31, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Iran has pulled back from the brink of achieving a nuclear weapon, opting to use over a third of its medium-enriched uranium for civilian purposes, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told a British newspaper.

    Iran's decision to convert that uranium into fuel rods for a civilian...

  • Knesset confirms Dichter as home front chief

    August 16, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Israel’s Knesset approved the appointment of former lawmaker Avi Dichter as home front defense minister.

    The 41-26 vote on Thursday came a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet unanimously approved the appointment.

    Dichter had resigned from the opposition Kadima...

  • Israel urges tougher action against Assad

    May 30, 2012 | 8:26 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak called on Wednesday for tougher world action against Bashar al-Assad, saying he doubted the Syrian president “lost an hour’s sleep” over the expulsion of his envoys from several capitals after the Houla massacre.

    “These events in Syria compel the...

  • Netanyahu asked Barak to delay evacuation of Hebron house

    April 2, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Defense Minister Ehud Barak to postpone the evacuation of settlers who took over a house in the Arab part of the West Bank city of Hebron last week.

    According to officials in Netanyahu’s office, the prime minister asked Barak “to allow the...

  • Ehud Barak quits Labor: what’s next?

    January 19, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    Was it an act of political self-preservation, a feat of political destruction or a bid to stabilize Israel’s government ahead of some dramatic move?

    And for Israel’s Labor Party, was it another sign of the once-leading party’s demise or a precursor to a revival and the ideals...

  • Worker employed by Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s wife is arrested

    November 1, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    Israeli police arrested a foreign worker accused of being employed illegally by Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s wife.

    The Filipina, known as Virginia, was arrested Sunday in Tel Aviv in a joint raid with the Oz immigration unit, Haaretz reported.

    Barak’s wife, Nili Priel, admitted...

  • Minister of Compassion

    By Tom Tugend

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai (center) in animated conversation with Federation President Herb Gelfand (right) joined by Israel Consul General Yoram Ben Ze'ev. Photo by Peter Halmagyi

    Minister of Compassion

    Yitzhak Mordechai, Israel's defense minister, delicately...