Former premier Ehud Barak early Wednesday declared victory in a vote for Israel's Labour party leadership, completing a spectacular comeback set to rattle Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government.
Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak claimed victory on Wednesday in the leadership race for Israel's Labour Party over his challenger, former intelligence chief Ami Ayalon.
Former prime minister Ehud Barak emerged on Wednesday as the winner by a slight margin over ex-security chief Ami Ayalon in a vote for Israel's Labour party leadership set to rattle Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's governing coalition.
Former premier Ehud Barak and one-time security chief Ami Ayalon were neck and neck late Tuesday in their battle for Israel's Labour party leadership in a vote to shake the governing coalition.
Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak emerged marginally ahead in a runoff vote for leadership of Israel's Labor Party on Tuesday, exit polls showed.
Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak was leading a close race for the leadership of Israel's Labor Party on Tuesday, a television exit poll showed.
Former premier Ehud Barak and one-time security chief Ami Ayalon were battling for Israel's Labour party leadership on Tuesday in a vote that could determine the fate of the governing coalition.
Israel's Labor Party voted in a runoff leadership election on Tuesday pitting former prime minister Ehud Barak against ex-intelligence chief Ami Ayalon, a race that may help decide Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's future.
Israel's elder statesman Shimon Peres is running neck and neck with a former parliament speaker in his second bid to be elected president, media said on Tuesday on the eve of a vote in parliament.
Israel successfully launched a new satellite on Monday, the defence ministry announced, with the device reportedly capable of spying on arch-foe Iran. "The overnight launching increases Israeli defensive capacities and is evidence of Israel's technological power," the ministry said in a statement.