Olmert hints at possible concessions in Jerusalem
Amnon Meranda
Published: 15.10.07, 17:18
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1. Gandhi is surely turning over in his grave
Joseph P. ,   Jerusalem   (10.15.07)
with the daily firing of rockets and lack of security in this country and Olmert's plan of dividing our holy city.
2. Olmert Must Go!
Bruriah Sarah   (10.15.07)
He is willing to give up Israel's security, most holiest places for what? Empty promises? This man cannot be trusted and should be sent packing!
3. Will someone break up this coalition
ralphsrant1 ,   USA   (10.15.07)
Will someone break up this coalition, and end this misery.
4. coincidence?
Mike ,   Jerusalem   (10.15.07)
Could it be a coincidence that Olmert will be under a third investigation and this was announced right after he spit in the face of Judaism and all Jews by offering to give away our heritage?
5. More BS from Olmert - The guy reponsible for 2nd Lebanon War
Dudu ,   Kfar Sava   (10.15.07)
6. Move Olmert to Sderot so he can enjoy the piss he created
Feiglin Supporter ,   Worst PM Ever   (10.15.07)
7. Deperate Olmert pulls ghandi AND Ze'evi out of his butt
Malcolm   (10.15.07)
Olmert knows no shame. He would even conjure up the name of God if he thought he could buy just a little more time for himself on the road to muti-millionairehood.
8. Is there an investigative reporter movement in Israel?
Gary ,   N. Jersey   (10.15.07)
Nobody gets away with anything in the US without being investigated by Someone. The investigated may remain in office, they may remain untouched by Justice - but the people get to find out. What I'd like to find out is whether there is such a movement in Israel to investigate those that are dedicated to selling out the country. I would start at the Knesset, follow with other important functionaries, such as Court Judges, etc., and I would absolutely have to include all the self-appointed human rights watchdogs. Who are they really - Who finances them - What are their hidden connections - What is in their past. Just think of how much we know about the Bush family, about Rice, about our institutions like the CIA and the FBI, to say nothing of our Congressmen. Not that it does any good, but at least we have a good feeling that they are not fooling all the people all the time. Some of us know. The media mind their manners and keep their distance, but there's always someone with enough guts to go further and look into those leaders' and administrators' closets. Is there such a thing in Israel - and if not, why? There's something about the change of mind that some Israeli politicians, particularly of the right, experience once they are in power. From Sharon, to Bibi, to Lieberman ... Something smells...
9. "Your" holy city?!
Stan L. ,   Jerusalem   (10.15.07)
Never forget that Jerusalem is holy to Christians & Muslims, not just Jews. Why shouldn't the economic, cultural and religious center of the Palestinian people also be their political capital as part of a peace deal? Seriously, have you ever been to these neighborhoods of Jerusalem? I doubt it--the only Israelis that do are Magav or IDF. This city is de facto divided by walls & fear, despite the "united" mantra of the Right. The only way to reunite Jerusalem is to share it. There is no other route to peace.
10. What will happen, should Olmert's recklessness cost lives?
Steve ,   US   (10.15.07)
Little doubt these east Jerusalem Arab villagers will --- should Olmert give them sovereignty --- bide their time and at the opportune moment, they will fall on the Jews of Jerusalem with a savagery heretofore unheard of! What then will or should the Jews do with Mr. Olmert? Should he cost the lives of hundreds, perhaps thousands of innocent Jews in Jerusalem, why not life for life? Mr. Olmert's life for the lives of those Jews he carelessly put into our enemy's hands. Olmert and Bush are playing with innocent Jewish lives for their own selfish political ends. President Bush is an anti-Semite like Ann Coulter. Bush, like Coulter believes "unperfected" Jews do not deserve the Holy Land. I'm not sure about Mr. Olmert.
11. Division of Jerusalem
leon ,   Grand Rapids USA   (10.15.07)
Rice will push this idea.
12. Bush, Rice Olmert Saudis?
Sam Weinstein ,   USA   (10.15.07)
One Way Concessions, No regard for what Israel or the Jewish people think, End of Presidential Term what does that equal? Saudi Money and Influence somewhere.
13. Jerusalem Eternal, Indivisible Capital-City of Israel
Brod ,   USA   (10.15.07)
Bibi is right. Jerusalem is the Eternal, Indivisible Capital-City of Israel. Jerusalem must be protected as a Jewish Capital forever. To do otherwise would be treasonous. It is time for Barak and Liberman to do the responsible thing and pave the way for new election so that people of Israel will determine the destiny ot their nation. Israel must NOT allow the usurpation of its liberated biblical and historic homeland by Islamist-Jihadists.
14. What A Liar! Here's What Gandhi REALLY Said
Yishai Kohen ,   YeShA, Israel   (10.15.07)
"Zionism is in essence the Zionism of transfer. The transfer of the Jewish nation from the diaspora to Zion and the transfer of the Arabs from lands neighboring Palestine, who came here to enjoy the fruits of the prosperity that the Jews brought to this land. And now the time has come for the third transfer, the separation of peoples, so that they will stop murdering each other." Arabs out- NOT Jewish land out.
15. Yeah, we know he will conceed his Primereship shortly!
Dan ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (10.15.07)
16. why?
Yoel   (10.15.07)
I don't think he got a specific madate from israelis to make such concessions. Even if I feel from the left side, I would be able to vote for Bibi, just because I feel attached to Jerusalem.
17. Bring down this government & it's corrupt leader.
Avraham ,   Netivot   (10.15.07)
18. this is all hype and fast becoming boring ..
redmiike ,   tel aviv and london   (10.15.07)
Olmert can't get changes to Jerusalem; a corridor between Gaza and the West Bank; a return to the 67 borders; or the return of 'refugees' through the Knesset. He can say what he likes to please the PA and the US because he knows it's all meaningless talk. Mazen can't and doesn't want to control terror so the whole thing is a farce. Olmert knows it, Mazen knows it, the US knows it - I thought that everybody knew it - Mike
19. Israel's Occupation of Palestinian Lands Will Soon Be Over
Keen Observer ,   3rd Planet from Sun   (10.15.07)
Israel's days as occupiers of the Palestinian's lands is coming to an end, as is the free ride for the settlers at the expense of the Palestinian victims of the occupation and Israeli taxpayers. Israel's future lies in the Negev, so Israel should concentrate on buiding new homes and other relocatoin facilities as it welcomes home its citizens to Israel.
20. Do not put jerusalem in Hamas/PA hands
Abu ,   Bethlehem   (10.15.07)
EAst Jerusalem would turn into Gaza- Christian Arabs will be persecuted as they are under Hamas/P.A., internet shops bombed, tourism to all of Jerusalem will plummet, lawlessness and bombs in Jerusalem will make Abbas' threat of a 3rd intifada look like child's play. Jerusalem Arabs don't want Gaza craziness to happen to them.
21.  #1 what Gandhi had to say about that
observer   (10.15.07)
"The cry for the national home for the Jews does not make much appeal to me. The sanction for it is sought in the Bible and the tenacity with which the Jews have hankered after return to Palestine. Why should they not, like other peoples of the earth, make that country their home where they are born and where they earn their livelihood? Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and in-human to impose the Jews on the Arabs. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. The mandates have no sanction but that of the last war. Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home."
22. Hint - Olmert will be forced out of office
Norman   (10.15.07)
23. you people are getting what you deserve
Ray ,   van can   (10.15.07)
You voted the piece of garbage in. You have no right to wine about it now.. R.I.P Isreal.
24. #21 - gandhi
dan kaplan ,   usa   (10.15.07)
hey #21- you're talking about the gandhi with the diaper, not ze'evi (z"l). get your "gandhis'" straight.
25. 19 - Where is your evidence?
Bruriah Sarah   (10.15.07)
Where is your evidence that this land is Pal? What arechological, historical, legal evidence do you have? What king or queen reigned in "Palestine"? What kind of currency did they use? Without evidence your claims are bogus.
26. 18 - How do you know Olmert doesnt mean it?
Bruriah Sarah   (10.15.07)
Olmert wants to avoid going to jail. So he is playing along with Israel's future to stay out of jail. He really dosesn't care about Israelis - just himself.
27. What have you tought will happen?
Eduardo ,   Croatia   (10.15.07)
Israelis(zionist majority) cant somehow understand their irrelevance in the world affairs of today. Since the establishment of the state of Israel its strenght has been ONLY the very strenght of the USA. Not that Usa has been reduced to BS so are the prospects of you(zionist part of you) deciding anything of importance by youself. South Lebanon proved that.
28. Olmert Jerusalem is not private property
zionist forever   (10.15.07)
Jerusalem is not Olmerts private property to deal with as he sees fit we know the man is corupt but we dont need another example to remind us of that. Any concesions on either Jerusalem or the Golan must be agreed by a Knesset majority and if it passes that stage then the final say must be by the Israeli people through a referendum. The US might think that Israel is the 51st state and they have to much influence in Israeli politics but nether the Bush administration or the PA have a right to vote on this issue and neither can Americans or palestians vote on what Israel must do. Olmert cant simply go to the US and hand over the keys to the city. When will the Israeli people going to be making their voices heard, The palestians hold demosnstrations reguarly if they dont agree with what their leaders want to do in Israel nobody says a word instead its sit back dont like it but accept the surrender and once its all over lool back and say we shouldnt have agreed to this.
29. #20 - then then stand up and say it out loud....
Andy ,   ramat hasharon   (10.15.07)
instead of being such a coward. Or else you will end up living in Gaza conditions.
30. #24 Certainly! real Gandhi with diaper in the natural place
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