Ehud Barak Has Secret Meeting With Rahm Emanuel


ehud-barakIsrael’s Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, who is visiting the United States, has held a secret meeting with Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

According to state sources, the two discussed the recently faltering ties between Israel and the US, among other issues.┬áBarak’s office refused to comment on the meeting, and it remains unclear whether Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu was informed of it.

In light of the recent tension between Barak and Netanyahu, Yediot Achronot reported, Israeli officials postulated that the defense minister is using backchannels to send pacifying messages to the US. The sources further suggested that Barak is trying to present himself as the sensible counterweight to Netanyahu in order to bolster his own ties with the White House at the expense of the prime minister’s relations with President Barack Obama.┬áBarak has been making efforts to taper down the harsh exchanges made between Israel and Washington in recent weeks. Emanuel is still┬áconsidered Obama’s confidante, while Barak is viewed in Washington as a foreign minister of sorts, reports Yediot.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Why Rahm? Because if you look into Rahm, you will find out he was one of THE main architects of Oslo. He was in on it before Barak Ehud.
    Rahm, got Bill into office, and pushed Oslo on him.
    Barak is likely running to him, “let me be PM and I will do everything you tell me to and more”!