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Ehud Barak

Prime Minister of Israel

The tenth prime minister of Israel (1999-2001), Ehud Barak is the most decorated soldier in the history of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). After reaching the rank of Lieutenant General, Barak gradually moved into the political realm and in 1995 was appointed Minister of the Interior. When Rabin was assassinated, Barak became Minister of Foreign Affairs under Shimon Peres. In 1996 Barak was elected to the Knesset, and in 1999 he was elected Prime Minister. During his two years in office Barak tried unsuccessfully to pursue peace negotiations with Syria and with Palestinian groups, and he was criticized for pulling troops out of Lebanon. In 2001 he was succeeded by Ariel Sharon.

Events with this presenter

International Speaker Series (2001–2002)

Prime Minister Ehud Barak

Ehud Barak
International Speaker Series (2001–2002)

Peace of the Brave: Prospects for the Middle East

Ehud Barak


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