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Israeli defense minister: Different judgment with U.S. on Iran

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the Labor Party chief and former Israeli Prime Minister serving in Benjamin Netanyahu’s right wing government, came through New York and Washington this past week with a wish list for Congressional earmarks for Israeli military equipment acquisitions as well as an agenda to push Israel’s closest ally to ramp up an effective sanctions campaign on Iran.

After meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in New York Wednesday on the Iran sanctions issue, Barak held meetings in Washington with Daniel Inouye, chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department and Vice President Joseph Biden at the White House Friday.

But the most interest moment of Barak's visit came in a talk at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Friday morning, where he gave an overview o


Added: Feb-28-2010 
By: dperezweichert
Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: Israel, idf, AIPAC, Palestine, Gaza, Obama
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