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  • 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...

  • Should Jews celebrate the Fourth of July?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 5, 2012 | 10:36 pm

    If you’re an American, it would be just about impossible to miss the Fourth of July. I live in one of those parts of coastal L.A. that is a mecca for July Fourth revelers. And I’ve always taken for granted the celebration of this nation’s birth.

    Never have I stopped to think whether...

  • Barak’s Independence Party kicks off

    May 12, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    The Independence Party, the new Israeli political party formed by Ehud Barak, held its inaugural meeting.

    The party met Thursday in Tel Aviv. Barak, a former Labor Party chairman and currently Israel’s defense minister, was elected chairman by the party’s 80 members.

    Knesset member...