Friday, August 10, 2007

Ehud Barak - Feeling Guilty?

Ehud Barak, former Israeli Prime Minister, current Israeli Defense Minister and Chairman of the Labor Party, said something very right wing yesterday! He said Hamas is just "bunch of murderers," and that there is no difference between Hamas and Fatah. Heh! His remarks, according to this Arutz 7 article, were

so right-wing that even a Knesset Member of Yisrael Beiteinu, the party headed by Avigdor Lieberman, congratulated Barak for his words.
Awesome!! Barak continues:
"The Israelis have healthy intuition," Ehud Barak said, "and they can no longer be fed fantasies of an imminent agreement with the Palestinians... No agreement can be made with the current Palestinian leadership, and Olmert's meetings with [Fatah chief] Abu Mazen are just packaging and air, nothing more."
Ok, if a left-wing Israeli politician is saying this, maybe the idea that peace really won't be possible with a people who want to destroy Israel is finally sinking into Israeli political minds. On the other hand, the "right-wing" leadership of Israel's government, including moderate right-wing Ehud Olmert, seem to think peace is possible! Things are really becoming topsy-turvy over there!! Another amazing statement by Barak:
"We are interested in the peace process and the American summit [scheduled for November," Barak told his fellow party MKs, "but we are still realistic. Our primary responsibility is to the citizens of Israel." He also said that the checkpoints in Judea and Samaria would not be removed, despite Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's promises to Abu Mazen.
Of course, Barak later denied his public remarks...Click the link above to read the whole article at Arutz 7.

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