Ehud Barak who in his long career held the posts of prime minister, Labor party leader, chief of staff and defense minister, is attempting a comeback at the age of 77 by forming a new party. Launching the venture Tuesday, Barak said his goal is to overthrow Likud leader Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the September election.
Talking to reporters, Barak called on all political factions to join forces to topple Netanyahu’s regime, with its “corrupt and messianic elements,” declaring it was time for him to go. Former Dep Chief of Staff Yair Golan announced he was joining the new party. Likud responded by saying: “We don’t interfere in the distribution of mandates on the left between Ehud Barak and Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz.