Barak asks to hold cabinet meeting on Turkey, Egypt, UN bid

Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday said that he wanted to hold a cabinet meeting in light of the worsening ties with Turkey, the siege of Israel’s embassy in Cairo, and the Palestinian Authority's impending UN statehood bid.
Barak highlighted the need to hold a wide-scale discussion and explained that all the bodies, such as the Foreign Ministry investigation department and the Mossad, had submitted appraisals. "I believe that there are issues and conclusions in these appraisals that can positively influence our standing within a regional storm," the defense minister said.
Barak went on to say that "these events do not happen because of us, they happen as a result of forces that are out of control. But we can influence the way that we deal with them."
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