JERUSALEM (AP) — A group of religious nationalist parties in Israel announced Monday that they would run together in the upcoming parliamentary elections, the same day four Arab political parties...
Former PM Barak, others join forces before Israeli elections
JERUSALEM (AP) — A trio of forces on the Israeli left — including former Prime Minister Ehud Barak — united on Thursday ahead of the country's upcoming elections, looking to pose a powerful...
Former Israeli PM apologizes for killing of Arab protesters
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak apologized Tuesday for the killing of 13 Arab protesters by Israeli police in 2000.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak says he has "cut all ties" with Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier jailed on sex-trafficking charges.
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is playing down his...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak is playing down his ties with Jeffrey Epstein — the U.S. financier jailed on sex-trafficking charges.
Former Israeli PM Barak stages return to ‘topple Netanyahu’
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Barak announced Wednesday that he is returning to politics and forming a new party that will aim to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in...
Barak slams Netanyahu for breaking Israel ambiguity on Syria
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is attacking the country's current leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, for breaking with Israel's ambiguity over its strikes against Iranian targets in Syria.
Barak's comments on Monday came a day after Netanyahu's abrupt confession that Israel had struck hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria in recent years, including a weapons facility over the weekend.
Former Israeli PM Barak to chair medical marijuana company
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has been appointed chairman of an Israeli medical marijuana company.
The company, InterCure, announced Wednesday that Barak would be coming on board as chairman. Barak, who served as prime minister in the early 2000s as well as defense minister, has remained in the public eye since leaving politics, often criticizing government policies.
Israeli PM’s son under fire for anti-Semitic post
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli political leaders lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest son Sunday for posting an anti-Semitic caricature aimed at his father's critics.
Israeli tycoon among several arrested for bribery, fraud
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Monday arrested a prominent Israeli billionaire businessman and four other suspects on an array of charges, including money laundering, obstruction of justice and bribery.
The police said the suspects were taken into custody and questioned following a joint investigation with Swiss and American authorities.
One of those arrested was Beny Steinmetz, a Geneva-based diamond-mining magnate with an estimated worth of just over $1 billion, according to Forbes.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A poll shows Israel's Labor Party getting a big boost from the election of political newcomer Avi Gabbay as leader.
The Midgam survey commissioned by Channel 2 TV shows the opposition's Gabbay-led Zionist Union bloc coming in second after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud if elections were held now. Likud would garner 25 of parliament's 120 seats, while Gabbay's bloc would get 20. Previous polls showed the bloc coming in fourth or fifth.
Israel’s Labor party elects newcomer Gabbay as leader
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Labor party elected political newcomer Avi Gabbay as its leader Monday hoping to inject new blood into the movement that steered the country in the decades after independence but has been shut out of power for 16 years.
A look at some of Israel’s prime ministers
JERUSALEM (AP) — Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, was both a former president and prime minister, the only person in Israel to hold both jobs. Of Israel's 12 prime ministers, three are still living: current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, who is in prison after a bribery conviction; and Ehud Barak, who appears to be plotting a comeback.