Olmert Announces Readiness To Divide Jerusalem
Israel needs to dump this guy quick…
Olmert announces that Israel must be ready for a divided Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
Israel needs to internalize that even its supportive friends on the international stage conceive of the country’s future on the basis of the 1967 borders and with Jerusalem divided, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has declared to The Jerusalem Post.
At the same time, he made clear that he did not envisage a permanent accord along the ’67 lines, describing Ma’aleh Adumim as an “indivisible” part of Jerusalem and Israel.
In an interview at the start of a year that he hopes will yield a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, the prime minister said many rival Israeli political parties remain “detached from the reality” that requires Israel to compromise “on parts of Eretz Yisrael” in order to maintain its Jewish, democratic nature.
If Israel “will have to deal with a reality of one state for two peoples,” he said, this “could bring about the end of the existence of Israel as a Jewish state. That is a danger one cannot deny; it exists, and is even realistic.”
Carl in Jerusalem has more on Olmert’s betrayal.
In related news… The two Israeli hikers were killed last week by Fatah. The two young men were gunned down by the group that Olmert is negotiating with.
Ahikam Amihai (left) and Yehuda Rubin, who were killed in Friday’s terror attack near Kiryat Arba. (The Jerusalem Post)
Astute Bloggers has more on Fatah’s leader Abbas.