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Monday, June 25, 2007

Olmert's Madness

The statements emanating from the quadrilateral meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh are simply beyond belief. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert has agreed to release 250 'Palestinian' prisoners terrorists from Israeli jails provided they sign a commitment not to return to violence. That ought to be worth the paper on which it's written.

But that's only the beginning of his lunacy:
The prime minister also declared that Israel's attitude towards Mahmoud Abbas's new PA government would be very different from its stance towards the previous, Hamas led, government.

"A government that recognizes Israel's right to exist and [the need for] a two state solution, a government without members of a terror organization, is a government that we recognize," Olmert said. [I guess no one told Olmert that Hamas has at least one member in Abu Mazen's government and that Abu Mazen is integrating the terrorist al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade into his terrorist 'security forces.' CiJ].

"We will cooperate with [the PA government] in implementing the Road Map and promoting our mutual goals. I met with Abbas and told him that we will be working together on a regular basis. We will significantly improve freedom of movement [God forbid - here come the terror attacks. CiJ], defreeze tax funds, renew trade and bring about economic comfort."

Olmert said that he and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas would be meeting frequently, once every two weeks, to help promote a "political horizon."

Olmert also addressed the Palestinians of both Gaza and the West bank, informing them of Israel's decision to allow aid into the Strip. "The residents of Judea and Samaria will understand that a path that does not embrace terror opens up the possibility of a better life," he said. "I have responded to Abbas's request that Gaza be supplied with electricity, water, health services and food. One cannot punish this entire population only because it is under the rule of a terror organization." [What percent of Gazans support Hamas? I'm sure it's not less than 70%. CiJ]

The prime minister stated unequivocally that Israel would strive towards a Palestinian state. "We will do whatever it takes to establish a Palestinian state alongside the state of Israel," he said. [Even if it's a terror state reichlet. CiJ]

"I say to the Palestinian people: I am aware of the difficult times you're undergoing; the hardships and hurts, and the challenges your leadership is faced with. Our peoples are well versed in pain and suffering…Many on the Palestinian side have lost loved ones, possessions and homes and have become refugees. For them too suffering runs deep and memories are incessant," Olmert said.

The prime minister added: "We do not aspire to ascendancy over you; we do not seek to run your lives; we have no intention to make decisions for you. I believe that the day is nigh when you will be able to live in peace in a state of your own alongside the state of Israel."
Excuse me while I go find my barf bag.


At 10:59 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

I have used up every barf bag in sight.

I still cannot believe this. I had expected little to nothing from Olmerde, but this?

Why doesn't he just raise his hands in surrender?

'Different attitude' ?

May G-d help Israel.

At 11:16 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

I like "olmerde", I feel guilty that I didn't think of it first.


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