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    Who is Ehud Barak

    Forgive me my ignorance, but who is Ehud Barak? I had thought he was a former pres. of Israel...
    Strikes me as odd that there are three Baraks in politics-BARACK Obama, Hosni MuBARAK, Ehud BARAK.
    I know, I know, it's just a coincidence, along with everything else.
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    Re: Who is Ehud Barak

    Former Israeli prime Minister, current Israeli Defense Minister.

    Ehud Barak's last name means "lightning" (as in, "bolt of lightning") in Hebrew.

    When we talk about Obama, the name "Barack" has Arabic, African and Swahili origins with general definitions of "blessed"

    So the names may sound alike but are not related.

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    Re: Who is Ehud Barak

    Forgive me my ignorance, but who is Ehud Barak? I had thought he was a former pres. of Israel...
    Strikes me as odd that there are three Baraks in politics-BARACK Obama, Hosni MuBARAK, Ehud BARAK.
    I know, I know, it's just a coincidence, along with everything else.
    In English, we translate the Arabic and Hebrew consonant "q" as "k". We also translate the "k" sound as "k".

    Ehud Barak could also be translated as "Ehud Baraq" to distinguish it from the Arabic Barack. Mubarak is also of the same root word in Arabic.

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