Saturday, January 07, 2006

Will he let the Palestinians vote?

That is the question facing Israel's acting prime ministerEhud Olmert. He may offend the bush administration with a "no" but a "yes" will probably make it difficult to get elected in March. He can always try "maybe" but I think that's probably not an option. If Ehud does get elected be ready for more concessions as the article explains:

"He is a shrewd lawyer, a very practical man," said Olmert's longtime friend, Moshe Amirav. "If they (the Palestinians) can deliver stability, he will be ready to give up land, and surprise the world with his moderation.

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