Tag: An Optimistic Beginning
Prime Minister Barak’s First Year: Diplomacy and Politics
July 2, 2000 | Zalman Shoval
Prime Minister Ehud Barak's tenure started out with almost everything going his way. He had what was often, though misleadingly, described as a "landslide victory" in the 1999 elections (though, in truth, Jewish voters gave him only a slim 3.2 percent majority over Netanyahu - compared to the almost 12 percent margin by which Netanyahu had defeated Peres in the previous elections).