Up to some
and it's done!
to his de-
Shows what comes from negotiating with the enemies of the God of
Exodus 34:12 Be careful not
to make a treaty with those who live in the land
where you are going, or they will be a snare among you.
The Barak government's freeze on cash transfers to East
Jerusalem delivered an obvious message to each of its Arab residents: "Dear
resident of East Jerusalem, Israel's presence in East Jerusalem is temporary
and, thus, it is not in Israel's interests to invest in you." Nadav Shragai:
Jerusalem must be liberated again Ha'aretz 6 March 2001
made a fool of Barak. He proved, even to much of the Israeli left, that the
entire theory of preemptive concessions, magnanimous gestures, rolling
appeasement was an exercise in futility. Charles Krauthammer: The Weekly
Channel 2 also explained that Barak decided not to meet Arafat AFTER
Arafat already made it clear that he would not meet with Barak.
Palestinain officials have nicknamed Prime
Minister Ehud Barak "the lemon" because Arafat has squeezed so many concessions
out of him. (Yoni Ben Menachem Senior Israel Radio Diplomatic Correspondent).
"About Barak, it's a shame
to waste words. His flight from Lebanon is what brought this intifada. What
pains me most is his unwillingness to win this war. My father would say they
(Barak and Peres) are both tired and that their personal impulses have taken
precedence over the national interest. Daniella Weiss, Major of Kidumim,
Barak's various comments since his election have
already had an impact on how the Arabs relate to his administration.
They sense weakness and they keep upping the ante. The Palestinians
talking about their claims to both eastern and western Jerusalem and the
return of refugees to everywhere without any qualification. IMRA 10 February
I think that Arik Sharon
will win. I also think that (Likud MKs) Limor Livnat and Silvan Shalom
can also beat Barak in the elections. I think anyone can beat Barak
today. MK Michael Kleiner, in Hebrew, on 10 December 2000.
IMRA: Minister of Agriculture Ehud Barak
is expected to consult with Minister of Defense Ehud Barak to ask him to
press for action to be taken to relieve the serious shortage of agricultural
workers cause by the closure.
Some have suggested that Minister of Education
Ehud Barak send high school students to help save the harvests. For
the time being, Prime Minister Ehud Barak has declined to get involved in
Genuine Jewish leaders have always
been prepared to sacrifice their lives for their country. This is the
first era in Jewish history which finds our leaders prepared to
sacrifice their country for their lives.
Gary M. Cooperberg. The Fruits of our "Peace" Process October 3, 2000
Likud MK Michael Eitan charged that "Barak is acting
like a dictator ruling in a banana republic and not like a prime minister
in a democratic country." IMRA 10 July 2000
Even Cabinet Minister Binyamin
Ben-Eliezer, a long-time Barak loyalist, described Barak's efforts at Camp
David as more than "flexibility, it's a total collapse... Barak has
sold the Palestinians everything." IMRA July 24, 2000
Isaac Herzog, the cabinet
secretary, was expansive in his praise for the agreement, as was Yossi Cucik,
the director-general of the Prime Minister's Office. And so the three have
together created a new milestone in 1984-style doublespeak: Failure