Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed politicians of his generation.
Popular politician Ehud Barak has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 82nd birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Barak, a cultural icon
Born in Mishmar HaSharon on February 12, 1942, Ehud Barak's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Israelian history. Barak's not just a great politician, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Ehud hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Ehud Barak as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 82.
Happy Birthday, Ehud, you're the best!
Ehud Barak career in pictures
- Prime Minister of Israel (1999 - 2003)
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