Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, stated on Friday that the Israeli government is blocking any truce deal with Hamas in the Gaza Strip as it is incapable of making any decisions as it is consumed in the primaries of the Kadima party. In a speech in front of Labor Party activists in Tel Aviv, Barak said that the government cannot make any decisions on dealing with Hamas, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, and the United States, and added that all discussions taken by the security cabinet are only for media consumption.
The Labor Party chairman stated that the government could have reached a truce agreement with Hamas a long time ago, but “it is overshadowed by Kadima primaries”.
Members of the Kadima party, headed by Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, slammed the statements of Barak and described them as rude.
Kadima party is now preparing for early elections as Olmert is under investigation of corruption as he is accused of illegally receiving hundreds of thousands of US Dollars from Morris Talansky, a Jewish American Millionaire.
It is worth mentioning that Barak called on Thursday for dissolving the Knesset and the preparation for general elections in Israel unless Kadima party speeds its primaries.