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Ehud Barak Urges Netanyahu to Take ‘Daring Actions’ Against Iran

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In a column for Time magazine, Ehud Barak said Netanyahu developed "a mind-set at once pessimistic, passive and anxious." Photo: Barak Weizmann/Wikimedia Commons.

Jerusalem Post – In a column written for Time magazine’s annual 100 most influential people in the world, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered his thoughts on Israel’s current leader Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he describes as ” determined, effective and focused… but over time” has learned to equivocate on the most pressing issues facing the Jewish State.

“I knew Bibi, decades ago, as a soldier and young officer under my command facing real fire. He was determined, effective and focused. Character does not change. Chickensh-t he is not,” wrote Barak. “But over time, while thoughtful and an avid reader of history, he developed a mind-set at once pessimistic, passive and anxious. Benjamin Netanyahu seems to avoid any initiative. Some say it’s all about surviving in power. I think he is more complex and nuanced.”

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