How can any Israeli leader, let alone a Minister, say such folly?
As a political entity on the world stage, the Palestinian Authority is battling Israel using international law to deligitimize the State of Israel in the eyes of the world (i.e the Goldstone report). Even with this reality Israel is doing everything in its power to return to the negotiating table, a step I believe to be pure idiocy.
Yet Ehud Barak says that the biggest threat to Israel is no negotiations? Bigger than the threat of Iran having nuclear weapons that it most probably would use against Israel (since it has said that it wants to wipe Israel off the map)?
It will be quite refreshing to have a Defense Minister who believes in the justice of our cause to live in our Homeland and to despise the "peace" partners who just want to destroy our existence here. If we are forced to negotiate with such partners at least call a spade a spade and put them in their place for the continued de-ligitimization of Israel on the world stage (and the killings of Israelis via their militias) that they support. Place those cards down on the table in front of them and then negotiate. Please respect yourself and your people just a little. Groveling with people who want to kill you makes us all look very very bad.