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"..
Not even a word about whether it makes a difference if Shalit is still alive.
Me either. He should be replaced (with Bibi, of course--Bibi is a lot tougher and pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian State than Ohmert and Sharon).
Whom are you quoting? Certainly not Olmert.
Here again we see Olmert's misplaced reliance on the power and integrity of Abbas as the Palestinian go-between. Unfortunately for Olmert and Israel, Abbas has neither. Rather than talk to Abbas, Olmert would better off resigning and leave Israel's destiny to a PM who is more realistic about whom the Palis really are.
I'm nauseated by the continued false representations of Abbas as a good guy - in the US, in Israel, and in the MSM.
Wow. Evil Bert may be back! Look at the silhouette holding the rifle in the air on the bottom right of the cartoon.
Bert is evil!
I wonder if Olmerde even remembers Shalit and the others. Good night nurse, this reads like Chamberlain and Daladier in 1938! GAG!
Olmert has not learned: When you negotiate with evil, you lose!
Golan Heights? Jerusalem? So the Palestinians can turn those into slums like Gaza?
Israel needs Bibi !
Olmert is another Murtha
It's obvious that our enemies in Iraq and the Middle East are rejoicing over the Democratic congressional victory on Tuesday; now it's becoming clear that Israel feels she cannot depend on the U.S. to be the strong ally that we always have been.
In an interview Thursday, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert practically begged Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas to return to the negotiating table.
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Alouette I think he is alive I could be wrong I have feeling he may be in Iran or SYRIA already
Let's just hope it's the place where all his used cars are parked.
Might I point out that the Jews you are speaking of are Americans, not Israeli's. Israeli's do not vote in American Elections. The Jews you speak of are no more Israeli than all Christians are Italian because the Vatican is there.
I know that it is unintentional, but to lump people together because of their faith and call them "them" is very raciest. The American-Jews are simply Americans. They have NOTHING to do with Israel. They are not "them", they are US.
The Jews voting democratic did it to Israeli's, not themselves. For themselves they are voting in fat government kickbacks and socialism.
And Ezekiel 34, the evil Shepard's that only feed on the flock.
That is because Shalit being alive will not make him a shekel, selling out Israel will. The man has his priorities.
If Christians, of which I am one, voted en mass to hurt a nation of fellow Christians, I would say the same thing.
It is not a racist comment, but one based in identity and common faith and the fall out of stupidity from some towards the rest of their common faith people.