Israeli general and politician
1942 - Born on the 12th of February in Mishmar HaSharon Kibbutz, British Mandate of Palestine.
1959 - Barak joined the Israel Defense Forces.
He is also an expert in art of krav maga, the official martial art of the Israeli Defense Forces.
1976 - Earned his bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
1978 - Barak earned his master's degree in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.
1983-1986 - Served as Director of Israeli military intelligence.
1987-1991 - Became Israeli army deputy chief of staff.
1991-1994 - Served as Israeli army chief of staff.
1995 - He served as Minister of the Interior.
1995-1996 - Barak became the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
1996 - Elected to the Knesset, and served as member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
- Barak became the leader of the Labor Party.
1999-2001 - Elected Prime Minister of Israel.
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