Brian interviews Ehud Barak on top of the NBC News bureau in Tel Aviv. Photo by Mike Wigemonte, NBC News.
It's been a busy day of news gathering with Brian here in Tel Aviv. He met with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak on the roof of our bureau, about the only place deemed safe by his security detail. It's a particularly tough time for the former leader, as his chief political success was as the architect of the 2000 withdrawal from Southern Lebanon. Barak told Brian that Hezbollah has underestimated Israel's willingness to fight back and fight back hard.