Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said peace was achievable in one year.
Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv on Sunday, Barak said that as that September deadline nears “we stand to face a diplomatic tsunami that the majority of the public is unaware of,” Barak said, adding that there was “an international movement that may recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.”
“It’s a mistake not to notice this tsunami. Israel’s delegitimization is in sight, even if citizens don’t see it. It is a very dangerous situation, one that requires action,” the defense minister said, adding that “diplomatic initiative” would “reduce risks down the road.”