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September 27, 2012 10:16 am

Barak: Israel Can Rely Only on Itself for “Ultimate Test”

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Photo: Ariel Harmoni/Israeli Defense Ministry.

JPost – Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday reiterated that Israel is ready for any challenge, but cautioned it cannot rely on anyone but itself.

Speaking at a memorial service for the 1973 Yom Kippur War’s victims, Barak stated: “The region around us is alight.” The IDF and security forces, however, “are ready for any challenge, be it near or far.

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