Ehud Barak: We Must Save Israel From Its Government


For anyone who cares about Israel, this is no time for niceties.

What we need now is plain speaking, even pained speaking — and action.

For all of Israel’s great achievements in its seven decades of statehood, our country now finds its very future, identity and security severely threatened by the whims and illusions of the ultranationalist government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Exu 8hIn its more than three years in power, this government has been irrational, bordering on messianic. It is now increasingly clear where it is headed: creeping annexation of the West Bank aimed at precluding any permanent separation from the…

This “one-state solution” that the government is leading Israel toward is no solution at all.

It will inevitably turn Israel into a…

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