Anyone with an ounce of common-sense, who has followed events in Israel; i.e. Rabin and Peres’ talks, Netanyahu’s talks, Sharon’s, who knows Syria’s track record for years knows and understands that for talks to take place, indirect or otherwise, the actualization of “The Syrians know what we want and we know what they want” would have to have been committed.
Olmert even admits this actualization later stating that;
“He could prove that all four of the previous prime ministers had held negotiations with Syria and had been ‘ready to offer extremely painful concessions.'”
By making statements such as those above, Olmert makes patently obvious, denials notwithstanding, his concurrence with the conclusions to be drawn by intelligent observers of the scene.
Therefore, it becomes blantantly obvious to us all that Olmert and his ilk, regardless of party and including the Shas party and the current leader of Likud as well as its establishment elites, must be removed from government, from any connection to governance and the Israeli mode of governance must be taken down, deconstructed and reconstructed comprised of leaders with honesty, integrity and a Torah-based ethic. MB
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made a rare appearance Monday morning at the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to discuss his diplomatic and defense policy, particularly in light of the recent revelation that Israel has been conducting secret negotiations with Syria.
Olmert denied outright the Syrian claim, reiterated several times since the negotiations were announced last week, that Israel had already agreed to cede the Golan Heights.
“No obligations were offered – either spoken or in writing – to Syria,” he said. “All I said from February 2007 until May 2008 was ‘I know what you want and you know what I want.'”
Olmert added that he could prove that all four of the previous prime ministers had held negotiations with Syria and had been “ready to offer extremely painful concessions.”
“Everybody who has sat on my side of the table as prime minister understands that this kind of thing must be done with the maximum level possible of carefulness,” he said.