Ramon: I hope Barak will once again act to bolster peace process

Vice Premier Haim Ramon on Sunday morning joined Meretz Chairman Yossi Beilin in expressing disapproval of Defense Minister Ehud Barak's political agenda with regards to the Palestinians. "Contrary to what we've seen so far, I hope that [Barak] will once again act to bolster the [peace] process," Ramon told Army Radio. "I would like to hear from the Labor chairman what he is doing to help the prime minister ahead of the Annapolis convention; how he is refraining from putting sticks in the government's spokes." "If he does act for the benefit of decisions reached at the Annapolis conference, I will be the first to commend him," the vice premier added.