You’ve heard the saying: “He took his marbles and went home?” Well this is the Israeli equivalent. Ehud Barak dejectedly takes his toy tank home as the other kids (Bibi, Tzipi, Lieberman and Yishai) play with their building blocks trying to form a new Israeli governing coalition.
Love the kids in short pants. It’s a nice satiric touch.
Ehud won’t be with them because his plan to wage war on Hamas and win an election failed miserably. As a result, his fellow Laborites are telling him that he can’t play in that sandbox anymore. They want to go into Opposition and attempt to rebuild their tarnished brand. Good luck to ’em. Given how feeble Labor has become it will be a hard sell to revive it.