Skip to comments.Olmert: I can offer Abbas 'a lot' ( Israel practically begging )
Posted on 11/12/2006 8:59:30 PM PST by george76
Three days ahead of his trip to Washington D.C., Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged on Thursday night to make substantive offers to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
"I am ready day and night, I am ready anytime, any place, without preconditions to sit down and talk. He [Abbas] will be surprised how far we are prepared to go," Olmert said in a public interview with Sky's Adam Boulton at the Conference for Export and International Cooperation in Tel Aviv.
"I can offer him a lot," he added, but did not elaborate. The two leaders have not met officially since Olmert took office last spring.
Speaking later to the Kadima Council at the party's Petah Tikva headquarters, Olmert said that when he meets with President George W. Bush on Monday, the pair would talk about ways to move the stalled peace process forward.
"We will talk to the president and I am sure I will reach a full understanding," said Olmert. "No government loves us and supports us more than George W. Bush."
Olmert said he would do everything possible to support efforts now under way in the Palestinian Authority to create a government of technocrats that could met the three demands of the international community of recognizing Israel, stopping terror and accepting past diplomatic agreements.
"We will make every effort, and offer unique incentives to help convince the Palestinians to support leaders that accept the demands of the quartet and will bring home the kidnapped soldiers,"...
Olmert said he would be ready to release many prisoners in exchange for the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit on two conditions: If Hamas, which kidnapped Shalit last June, were to hand the soldier over to Abbas and if Abbas were to be involved in the negotiations for Shalit's release.
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International el cavo in process.
Who can blame her with the Dems coming into power?
The US relationship with Israel is already shifting..
With Jews voting 76% for Democrats yet again, all I can say is that Jews have done it to themselves.
The American Jews have, are, and will be selling out Israel.
So, the Empire crumbles...
I don't know, it seems like Bush was more determined to stand up for Israel against Hezbollah in Lebanon in the recent war than Olmert was.
But now with the Rats in power all bets are off. It makes you wonder why so many American Jews vote Rat.
Good thing the Democrats are in charge to protect us.
" Olmert really Jack Murtha..."
They must have been seperated at birth ?
I am looking for the /s after Olmert's remarks.
That is something I just don't understand. Mr. Bush has been a big backer of Israel and yet American Jews turn their backs on him.
Instead the vote for the party that had Arafat in the White House more then any other leader.
Maybe yes... maybe no... but if I were an Israeli, I wouldn't depend on Olmert. .
Was Olmert a good lawyer ?.
He is terrible as a leader.
I presume the /s after anything that Olmert says
In big cities, "Stockholm Syndrome"..
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