Is former Israeli Prime Minster Ehud Barak on his way back to joining the government? Barak and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met over the weekend in the PM’s home in Jerusalem. In addition, Barak and Olmert have been in constant contact throughout the war.
Officials in the Prime Minister’s office say that Olmert has not offered Barak any position, and the meeting was not political in nature. Nonetheless, political officials are convinced that the meeting took place amidst growing voices in the political arena calling for an emergency unity government and appointing Barak as defense minister in place of Amir Peretz.