Ehud Barak: We Are A Tough And Small People

On Saturday evening Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak spoke to TIME senior writer Lisa Beyer by phone from his private residence in Kochav Yair, north of Tel Aviv.

--Given your commitment to pursuing peace with the Palestinians, it must have been a difficult decision to attack facilities of the Palestinian Authority.

It was not simple. I promised that we would leave no stone unturned to find a partner for peace. And now I should tell you that with the same determination that we looked for a reasonable, honest peace of the brave, we will struggle if Chairman Arafat and the Palestinian...

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