In an interview with the al-Jazeera Arab News Agency on Wednesday, Defense Minister Ehud Barak stated areas of the eastern capital will become portions of the PA capital in the future. He explained that when the government adopted the Clinton plan, it became clear this would be a future reality, stating the question remains how one actualizes this in reality – something his Labor Party would have to ponder.
Barak also made reference to growing Iranian nuclear threat, a threat that is becoming increasingly worrisome with time as the international community continues sanctions as Tehran moves forward towards nuclear independence.
The defense minister stated that “any option” remains a viable option if and when Israel decides diplomatic efforts have failed. He added that he proposes that other nations follow suit and leave all options available on the table.
Kadima Party leadership hopeful Minister of Transportation Shaul Mofaz decried a policy of giving away portions of Yerushalayim, adding that at least Barak has the courage to speak his mind, unlike others who plan to do the same but do not verbalize it.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)