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Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin Netanyahu’

Olmert to Resign

Posted by Ryan on July 30, 2008

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said today that he is not going to run again as leader of the Kadima Party after the September 17 primary elections.  He’s leaving it for his Kadima successor to try and put together a governing coalition. 

I’m not an Olmert fan — two summers ago, shelling an border fighting caused two Israelis to be taken by Hezbollah in Lebanon.  Israel demanded their safe return and for Hezbollah to stop shelling Israeli border towns.  After 33 days the UN brokered an end to the fighting, but no Israeli soldiers were returned — not even their bodies!  Some called it Israel’s biggest defeat, and it was under Olmert’s watch.

Only recently were those soldier’s bodies returned, in exchange for a murdering terrorist’s release along with other deviants!  The Olmert government has been appeasing on all fronts and should go sooner than later.  The Israelis could use another dose of the tough-talking and acting Netanyahu, especially since the Iraq War is quieting down.

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Israel’s Jimmy Carter Sends Wrong Message

Posted by Mike on June 29, 2008

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has once again displayed unfathomable incompetence when it comes to defending his country. Earlier today, the Prime Minister convinced his Cabinet to agree to a “prisoner exchange” in which Hezbollah will deliver the remains of two dead Israeli soldiers in exchange for the remains of ten terrorists and the release of five Hezbollah terrorists currently in Israeli custody.

Some message this deal sends to Hamas, the terrorist organization holding Gilad Shalit captive.  Israel’s enemies can now conclude that a dead soldier is a sufficient price for the return of their terrorist foot soldiers.

Earlier this week, Olmert successfully delayed the inevitable, but I can’t wait until Israel votes again. When that happens, it will be interesting to see how Hezbollah and Hamas deal with the return of Benjamin Netanyahu.

HT on the title: Hugh Hewitt

Big Lizards has more on the so-called prisoner exchange.

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