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In shocker, Israel's Barak quits politics
yahoo.com ^ | 11/26/12 | AMY TEIBEL/ap

Posted on 11/26/2012 8:48:31 AM PST by ColdOne

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday abruptly announced he was quitting politics, injecting new turmoil into the Israeli political system weeks ahead of general elections.

Barak, Israel's most-decorated soldier and one-time prime minister, said he would stay on in his current post until a new government is formed following the Jan. 22 balloting.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: barak; bhomiddleeast; ehudbarak; resignation

1 posted on 11/26/2012 8:48:35 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Hmm


2 posted on 11/26/2012 8:50:03 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

TRULY WISH BARACK WOULD QUIT POLITICS AND RESIGN FROM OFFICE!!!!!!


3 posted on 11/26/2012 8:52:17 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

bttt


4 posted on 11/26/2012 8:54:04 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ColdOne

Presumably, announcing this now, before the elections, is an effort to undermine Netanyahu.

What is it with these liberal Israelis? Sharon was a great hero, but when he became PM he went senile, betrayed Israel, gave the Palestinian militants a big chunk of the country, and then started a new troublemaking party—after having been elected as a Conservative PM because of the treacherous behavior of Ehud Barak—formerly another military hero.


5 posted on 11/26/2012 8:59:15 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ColdOne
He's leaving so that he can work full-time on leading the IDF planning of the coming action with Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah.

Just my opinion.

6 posted on 11/26/2012 9:00:32 AM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: ColdOne

The WRONG Barack quit.....


7 posted on 11/26/2012 9:02:37 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: ColdOne

Don’t tell me, those two twits that brought down our guys know this guy to, and they have some special designation to visit him as well... ( sarc off )....


8 posted on 11/26/2012 9:12:03 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: ColdOne
His resignation could mean the departure of the most moderating influence on hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who holds a wide lead in polls and is expected to easily win re-election. Barak, who heads a small centrist faction in parliament, often served as Netanyahu's unofficial envoy to Washington to smooth over differences with the Obama White House.

Sounds like a Lindsey Graham.

9 posted on 11/26/2012 9:14:55 AM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: ColdOne

I’ve not been a big fan of Barak. Good riddance.

Now his leaving will be seen as something of a negative for Netanyahu. It’s nothing of the kind.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 9:22:45 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Good- He’s always been an incompetent liberal politician.
Same goes for Peres - possibly the worst of the bunch.

The problem is that there always seems to be more appeasement liberal sellouts to take their place - we’ll see.


11 posted on 11/26/2012 9:30:17 AM PST by Sheapdog
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To: Sheapdog

I agree with regard to Peres and the appeasement liberal points. Exactly right.


12 posted on 11/26/2012 9:32:46 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: ColdOne

I wish Our Barack would quit!!!


13 posted on 11/26/2012 9:35:32 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Cicero; All
As we know ... no matter how brilliant a leader is, he will be attacked, ubdercut, and made to look incompetent,

IE Jesus Christ. there are no exceptions, howbeit Obama somehow has the power to have little public criticism.. Many want him gone, but the election was stolen.

Doubtful Barak’s replacement will be as good as he has been in Israel...

God help America, Israel, in Jesus name, amen.

14 posted on 11/26/2012 10:04:01 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: ColdOne
Looks like opinion has gone against the moderates after the last incident with Gaza.

Barak's visit to Rahm Emmanuel likely did him no good.

15 posted on 11/26/2012 10:42:04 AM PST by what's up
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To: Cicero

Same as our own dipsticks-——they talk a good fight going in but invariably forget who brung them to the dance.


16 posted on 11/26/2012 11:06:37 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

Israel caved. It was sad to watch.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 8:40:08 PM PST by willowdean
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To: ColdOne

Good riddance. A once hero, he turned out to be a Jimmy Carter clone and helped to weaken his nation.

Next stop: Benedict Arnold.


18 posted on 11/26/2012 10:23:26 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Cicero; 444Flyer; Esther Ruth; Diana in Wisconsin; MrB; RoosterRedux; captmar-vell; TaraP; ...

It was Bush who twisted Sharon’s arm to give up Gaza.

Bush also claimed, on the White House website, that he became the first American President to call for an independent Palestinian State living side-by-side with Israel in “peace and security”.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/11/world/middleeast/11prexy.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&;

JERUSALEM — President Bush outlined Thursday in the clearest terms so far the shape of a two-state peace treaty he is hoping to broker between Israel and the Palestinians by the end of his term.

He called for redrawing borders and compensating Palestinians and their descendants for homes they left in what is now Israel.

Speaking after two days of meetings with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, Mr. Bush said, “I believe that any peace agreement between them will require mutually agreed adjustments to the armistice lines of 1949 to reflect current realities and to ensure that the Palestinian state is viable and contiguous.”

He added, “I believe we need to look to the establishment of a Palestinian state and new international mechanisms, including compensation, to resolve the refugee issue.”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Thessalonians%205:1-4&version=ESV

1 Thessalonians 5:1-4

English Standard Version (ESV)
The Day of the Lord

5 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers,[a] you have no need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2lGHt9AJFo&feature=related

Obama: ‘Peace and Security’ Without Nuclear Weapons


19 posted on 11/27/2012 1:14:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle
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20 posted on 11/27/2012 1:26:25 PM PST by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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