Defense Minister Ehud Barak called Prime Minister Ehud Olmert a friend, and refused to say if he would leave the government once the Winograd report is published. Barak spoke during the The Herzliya Conference. "Between my friend Ehud Olmert and myself is a great personal and long standing admiration. As long as we are working together, I will continue to help him and the government in everything." "The only thing I can say [about the possibility of quitting] is that I will carefully examine the report and decide what action is best for the country," Barak said.