Currently alive, at 79 years of age.
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.