Monday, August 06, 2007

A PM with less than 3% approval rating; state report out indicating how he and his cohorts mismanaged last year's war; leadership that does not shed a tear for the ongoing missile attacks on our Southern cities; leaders who realize that homicide bombing attacks continue from the disputed territories (almost daily); leaders who know Fatah never ratified its "edited" covenant and thus stands the edict to eradicate Israel. This leadership now wants to give more concessions and a state to Terrorists. Olmert has no courage, he cannot stand up against the USA government and say "No, no more rewards for terrorism"!

PM: Palestinian state to be created as soon as possible
Aug. 6, 2007

It is our mutual aim to reach the joint vision of establishing two states for two peoples living side by side in peace and security and "we want to do this as soon as possible," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas during Monday afternoon's meeting in Jericho.

Olmert sought to give Abbas the feeling that he had real intentions to move forward with the establishment of a Palestinian state and the two spoke of the fundamental issues that would be the basis for its creation.

Abbas asked Olmert to free more Palestinian prisoners and to allow Palestinian fugitives who were expelled to Europe or Gaza to return to the West Bank. He requested that Israel remove checkpoints in the West Bank and allow Palestinians more freedom of movement. Olmert promised to consider the PA chairman's requests.

Army Radio quoted Prime Minister's Office officials as saying that the "chemistry" of the talks was good.
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh condemned the meeting, saying that it was merely a "public relations exercise." He said that the talks served no other purpose since "Israel refuses to cede its demands."

Hamiyeh went onto say that the meeting simply served US interests to stamp its authority on the Middle East and to attack countries in the region.

Hamas accused Abbas of cooperating with Israel to find ways to harm the Islamist group. Izza Trishk, a member of Hamas's political faction, said that Olmert and Abbas were planning to try and isolate the movement and topple it from power, Army Radio reported.

Jibril Rajoub, a former PA security commander closely associated with Abbas, also saw no purpose in the meeting, saying that the Israeli government was incapable of advancing the peace process.

Rahoub, who had just returned from Egypt, urged Abbas to restore contacts with Hamas and to put an end to the situation of "two Palestinian Authorities - one in Gaza and the other in the West Bank."

Abbas is set to travel to Egypt Tuesday and update Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak about the conclusions of his meeting with Olmert.

In Gaza, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri criticized Abbas for meeting Olmert, saying the meeting was "aimed at beautifying the ugly image of the Israeli occupation before the world."
"All meetings will be of no benefit to the Palestinian people," Abu Zuhri said.

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