Ehud Barak pens a short bio of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Time magazine’s list of 100 influential leaders.
Barak is not sparing with his criticism: “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,” Barak writes.
He concedes that “Netanyahu is basically right about Iran and our risky neighborhood. But he can fail to seize opportunities, and on the Palestinian question he grossly ignores the slippery slope awaiting Israel in the form of a one-state solution.”
Barak concludes that in order to “leave his mark,” Netanyahu must undertake “daring actions. Not just words.”
Read the entry here.