PHOTO: President Bill Clinton looks on while Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak shake hands on the opening day of the Mid-East peace talks July 11, 2000 at Camp David MD.
PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and Defense Minister Ehud Barak (2nd-R) inspect Israel's southern border with Egypt, Nov. 28, 2010, Israel.
PHOTO: A U.S. Army soldier struggles to open the limo door for Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in a driving rain outside the Pentagon Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
VIDEO: ABC News' Christiane Amanpour talks with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
PHOTO Defense Minister Ehud Barak abruptly announced that he was leaving his Labor Party and forming a new parliamentary faction inside the governing coalition