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Olmert to Resign
AP via Yahoo ^ | Mark Lavie

Posted on 07/30/2008 12:46:41 PM PDT by Mariner

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, facing corruption allegations and plummeting approval ratings, announced Wednesday he will resign in September. The move threw his country into political turmoil and raised doubts about progress for U.S.-backed Mideast peace efforts.

Appearing angry and reading from a prepared text, Olmert made the brief statement at his official Jerusalem residence where he harshly criticized the corruption investigations against him. He said he was choosing the public good over his personal justice.


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1 posted on 07/30/2008 12:46:42 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Mariner
The Jewish Nixon says defiantly: "I AM NOT A CROOK!"

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 07/30/2008 12:47:43 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Mariner

Bye bye appeaser!


3 posted on 07/30/2008 12:48:28 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Mariner

The sooner the bibi — er, better!


4 posted on 07/30/2008 12:49:25 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Homeschooled and homeschooling.)
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To: Mariner

What’s Obama going to do since he said if sanctions don’t work against Iran that Israel will strike? Maybe Obama’s visit was the final straw since his prayer was a set up as he released it to the media.


5 posted on 07/30/2008 12:49:51 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN 2008! Pawlenty for VP; McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Mariner
raised doubts about progress for U.S.-backed Mideast peace efforts.

One does not make peace with cockroaches. One does not try to live with cockroaches. You expurgate cockroaches.

6 posted on 07/30/2008 12:53:02 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (I will not vote for Obama not because he is black, but because he is RED)
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To: Mariner
Good. We want B.B.!
7 posted on 07/30/2008 12:53:13 PM PDT by McGruff (I never though I'd be supporting that lunatic McCain, but Obama is scarier)
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To: Mariner

About F’ing time


8 posted on 07/30/2008 12:53:36 PM PDT by Dengar01
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To: Mariner

Hey Olmert, why put off ‘til September what you should do NOW!?


9 posted on 07/30/2008 12:55:09 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Mariner

I hope this will not harm the ongoing plans to do what has to be done to Iran before Iran does what it said it will do.


10 posted on 07/30/2008 12:57:53 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: Mariner

Litvni is just as bad, if not worse than Olmerde. Unfortunately she is very popular with the drooling idiot Israeli public. And she will face Bibi in the next election.


11 posted on 07/30/2008 12:59:14 PM PDT by montag813
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To: goldstategop

AT LAST!!!!!

But it can’t come soon enough - Sept. is not soon enough!!

And getting one of his sycophants into the PM’s office is not exactly much of an improvement. Israel is facing critical decisions about Iran, Hizbullah, Hamas, the PA, etc. Bring on BIBI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 07/30/2008 1:03:18 PM PDT by Enchante (Only an idiot like Obambi goes to GERMANY to apologize for unwarranted (sic) aggression!)
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To: maquiladora; jeffers; GSR-TX; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

ping


13 posted on 07/30/2008 1:08:07 PM PDT by jhpigott
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To: Mariner

14 posted on 07/30/2008 1:13:18 PM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: Mariner

His sin finds him out, literally.


15 posted on 07/30/2008 1:18:38 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: Mariner

16 posted on 07/30/2008 1:21:27 PM PDT by StAnDeliver
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To: montag813

Tzippi the pinhead? Oh give me a break, she is a disaster.


17 posted on 07/30/2008 1:25:12 PM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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To: Esther Ruth; F15Eagle; Alouette; SJackson; forkinsocket; Nachum; Convert from ECUSA

Ping.


18 posted on 07/30/2008 1:27:19 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: Mariner

FINALLY!!!! He continues to give us jews a bad name.


19 posted on 07/30/2008 1:30:21 PM PDT by Silver Dany (Democrats are Socialists)
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To: 444Flyer

Wonder if this will just pave the way for a “peace deal” that divides the land? The PA is considering a unilateral declaratioin of statehood soon, too.


20 posted on 07/30/2008 1:31:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Mariner

Reagan for Prime Minister


21 posted on 07/30/2008 1:31:55 PM PDT by Silver Dany (Democrats are Socialists)
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To: F15Eagle

What a year so far!


22 posted on 07/30/2008 1:34:41 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: montag813

Livni is worse than Olmert, but the last polls only showed her 2 points ahead of Mofaz for the September primary. The Israeli press is hyping Livni (as the far left candidate), but there is a good chance Mofaz will win.


23 posted on 07/30/2008 1:35:21 PM PDT by Dave346
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To: Mariner
I don't normally make a practice of interjecting my opinion on other Countries' internal politics. I really don't care for foreigners sticking their noses in ours, either.

However, since we do have a special relationship with Israel, and my tax dollars go directly to them, I feel that an exception is warranted in this case.


24 posted on 07/30/2008 1:36:24 PM PDT by papasmurf (This space left blank intentionly.)
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To: montag813
Tzipi Livni is Olmert without the corruption. She's just as much of a ditz when it comes to running the government.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

25 posted on 07/30/2008 1:39:36 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 444Flyer

More to come, I do believe ... could get real interesting, to say the least.


26 posted on 07/30/2008 1:43:23 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: jhpigott
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27 posted on 07/30/2008 2:03:12 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Mariner
I sense a tightening of sphincters in Iran.
28 posted on 07/30/2008 2:17:12 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: papasmurf

I think I have every right to interject my opinion, insofar as I don’t make ignorant, uninformed, statements. Every citizen of every other country seems to habitually bloviate about mine.

However, I don’t know who would make a good PM for Israel. I like Bibi. He seems smart, competent, and conservative. I also know he fell into the pali-kissing habit when he was PM and that he’s a flawed candidate.

I don’t know who could be Israel’s savior now. I rather suspect it is much as it is here — there is no political savior on the horizon, but better a McCain than an Obama.

I think we all need a savior, but not one who is of this world.


29 posted on 07/30/2008 2:42:03 PM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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To: montag813
Litvni is just as bad, if not worse than Olmerde. Unfortunately she is very popular with the drooling idiot Israeli public. And she will face Bibi in the next election.

There is a point difference between Shaul Mofuz (sp) and Livni. If Mofuz gets in, he'll need Bibi.

30 posted on 07/30/2008 2:46:14 PM PDT by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: Mariner

Should have happened a long time ago. Maybe now Isreal will be able to stop playing the “Lap Dog”.


31 posted on 07/30/2008 2:47:31 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

High Volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel. or WOT [War on Terror]

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32 posted on 07/30/2008 2:59:46 PM PDT by SJackson (Barack Obama will not be coming to us, I don't know why, Spokesperson US military hospital Landstuhl)
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To: 444Flyer

Thank you for the ping.

If you think Olmert was bad, wait until you meet Livni!


33 posted on 07/30/2008 3:43:29 PM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: Mariner
A few months ago Dick Morris predicted that Olmert would be gone with six months and that Netanyahu would succeed him. Looks like he was correct on the first count.
34 posted on 07/30/2008 4:43:27 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: AlaskaErik

Let’s pray he is right on the second count!


35 posted on 07/30/2008 5:00:38 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Mariner

36 posted on 07/30/2008 5:12:36 PM PDT by mosquewatch
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To: SJackson
How coincidental is this:

Obama to House Dems: If Sanctions Fail, Israel Will Likely Strike Iran
abcnews.com ^ | July 30, 2008 9:30 AM | Jake Tapper
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:21:27 AM by antivenom http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2053662/posts


Israeli Prime Minister Olmert to resign in Sept.

AP via Yahoo ^ | Mark Lavie
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:46:41 PM by Mariner

37 posted on 07/30/2008 6:23:37 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: Mariner

It will not change the opinion of the world of Israel at all. My point of that, is that - Bush love Him or hate Him - America will be looked at the same . The world loves America. People who hate capitalism , Communist , Liberals, (Stri-zans) so called Greenies, they will always have a special hate for us. Be Proud of it !


38 posted on 07/30/2008 7:07:36 PM PDT by reefdiver (Had Enough? Drill 4 OIL)
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To: forkinsocket

I’ve met Zippi Lippi, acceding to be ushered in through the back door of meetings so she should not upset the sensibilities of the arab “gentlemen.” I don’t need to see her playing her PC games as Israel stands at the brink.


39 posted on 07/30/2008 8:43:55 PM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
The move threw his country into political turmoil and raised doubts about progress for U.S.-backed Mideast peace efforts.
I'm pretty sure there's rarely been a time that Israel hasn't been in political turmoil, but regardless, there has never been any doubt that progress for U.S.-backed Mideast peace efforts -- which in this case means, the ongoing genocide campaign directed against Israeli Jews and cruise ship passengers by Arabs -- wasn't possible.
40 posted on 07/30/2008 9:51:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: 444Flyer

I believe it when I see him walk out (or preferably, bodily escorted out by Israeli police) of the P.M. residence in Jerusalem. Preferably in complete and total disgrace and heading toward a trial for corruption, and a trial for high treason against Israel.


41 posted on 07/31/2008 4:04:58 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA ("When I was a boy, America was a better place" - Dennis Prager)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

A fish slap would also be nice on the way out (old Monty Python reference).:)


42 posted on 07/31/2008 7:39:07 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

Ya know I just can’t help myself:

“Fish slapping dance”

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2002541459944162494


43 posted on 07/31/2008 7:45:36 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: 444Flyer

ROFL! Ain’t that the truth!


44 posted on 07/31/2008 8:36:44 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA ("When I was a boy, America was a better place" - Dennis Prager)
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To: McGruff

Yes !
Hope that elections will happen soon


45 posted on 08/01/2008 4:22:19 AM PDT by Ulysse (i)
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