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Olmert: I can offer Abbas 'a lot' ( Israel practically begging )
The Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 10, 2006 | TOVAH LAZAROFF AND GIL HOFFMAN

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbas; congress; ehudolmert; election; elections; hamas; iran; iraq; islam; israel; mahmoudabbas; olmert; waronterror; wot
" Israel feels she cannot depend on the U.S. to be the strong ally..."

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1 posted on 11/12/2006 8:59:32 PM PST by george76
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2 posted on 11/12/2006 9:01:36 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

International el cavo in process.


3 posted on 11/12/2006 9:04:47 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democracy: The worst form of government, except for all the others.)
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To: george76

Who can blame her with the Dems coming into power?


4 posted on 11/12/2006 9:05:19 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (The pen is mightier than Pelosi!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

The US relationship with Israel is already shifting..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1737588/posts


5 posted on 11/12/2006 9:07:52 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

With Jews voting 76% for Democrats yet again, all I can say is that Jews have done it to themselves.


6 posted on 11/12/2006 9:09:14 PM PST by ConservativeMind
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To: ConservativeMind

The American Jews have, are, and will be selling out Israel.


sad.


7 posted on 11/12/2006 9:11:53 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

So, the Empire crumbles...


8 posted on 11/12/2006 9:31:03 PM PST by claudiustg (Iran delenda est.)
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To: claudiustg

9 posted on 11/12/2006 9:34:27 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
" Israel feels she cannot depend on the U.S. to be the strong ally..."

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.

Regards.

10 posted on 11/12/2006 10:32:56 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Thanks vets for giving us a country. I hope GW does not give it away.)
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To: ARE SOLE; freema

Good thing the Democrats are in charge to protect us.

/s


11 posted on 11/12/2006 10:40:42 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Is Olmert really Jack Murtha? I'll bet they are the same person.
12 posted on 11/12/2006 10:50:10 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: fish hawk

" Olmert really Jack Murtha..."

They must have been seperated at birth ?


13 posted on 11/12/2006 10:51:38 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I am looking for the /s after Olmert's remarks.


14 posted on 11/13/2006 2:45:15 AM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: ConservativeMind

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.


15 posted on 11/13/2006 3:06:55 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: george76
" Israel feels she cannot depend on the U.S. to be the strong ally..."

Maybe yes... maybe no... but if I were an Israeli, I wouldn't depend on Olmert. .

16 posted on 11/13/2006 3:07:01 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: freema

LOL


17 posted on 11/13/2006 5:49:23 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: johnny7

Was Olmert a good lawyer ?.

He is terrible as a leader.


18 posted on 11/13/2006 6:39:31 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: freema

I presume the /s after anything that Olmert says


19 posted on 11/13/2006 6:40:35 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: ARE SOLE

In big cities, "Stockholm Syndrome"..


20 posted on 11/13/2006 7:25:18 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: george76; 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; af_vet_rr; agrace; albyjimc2; ...
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.

Not even a word about whether it makes a difference if Shalit is still alive.

21 posted on 11/13/2006 11:57:21 AM PST by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 106-107)
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To: johnny7

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).


22 posted on 11/13/2006 12:22:28 PM PST by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: george76
"Israel feels she cannot depend on the U. S. to be the strong ally..."

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.

23 posted on 11/13/2006 12:31:49 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: george76

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!

M


24 posted on 11/13/2006 12:48:45 PM PST by Austin Vet (Purveyor of fine lurking since 2000)
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To: Alouette

I wonder if Olmerde even remembers Shalit and the others. Good night nurse, this reads like Chamberlain and Daladier in 1938! GAG!


25 posted on 11/13/2006 12:51:23 PM PST by Convert from ECUSA (Regarding islam: Osculate meas Sanctas Romanas Ecclesiae nates)
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To: george76

Olmert has not learned: When you negotiate with evil, you lose!


26 posted on 11/13/2006 12:53:22 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Austin Vet

27 posted on 11/13/2006 12:53:50 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Golan Heights? Jerusalem? So the Palestinians can turn those into slums like Gaza?

brilliant!


28 posted on 11/13/2006 12:54:17 PM PST by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: Taxman

Israel needs Bibi !

now

Olmert is another Murtha


29 posted on 11/13/2006 12:55:07 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
This is not good

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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Read more

31 posted on 11/13/2006 5:36:33 PM PST by happymom (Check out my blog: http://noburqua.blogspot.com/)
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To: Alouette

Alouette I think he is alive I could be wrong I have feeling he may be in Iran or SYRIA already


32 posted on 11/13/2006 5:47:22 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: george76
"I can offer him a lot," he added

Let's just hope it's the place where all his used cars are parked.

33 posted on 11/13/2006 6:25:04 PM PST by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 106-107)
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To: george76
In the end, Israel will stand, Omert will not. He should remember Sharon.

God is not mocked by Politicians beyond their cup of iniquity becoming full.
34 posted on 11/14/2006 12:11:32 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: ConservativeMind
With Jews voting 76% for Democrats yet again, all I can say is that Jews have done it to themselves.

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.

35 posted on 11/14/2006 12:18:10 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: F15Eagle
Olmert: I can offer Abbas 'a lot'

And Ezekiel 34, the evil Shepard's that only feed on the flock.

36 posted on 11/14/2006 12:20:48 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Alouette
Not even a word about whether it makes a difference if Shalit is still alive.

That is because Shalit being alive will not make him a shekel, selling out Israel will. The man has his priorities.

37 posted on 11/14/2006 12:28:54 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

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.


38 posted on 11/14/2006 4:57:31 AM PST by ConservativeMind
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