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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fighting the Zionist Dream, Why Olmert? He is Too "Tired."

The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference: Fighting the Zionist Dream, Why is Olmert a featured speaker? He is Too "Tired."
"We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies, we want that we will be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with our enemies." -- Ehud Olmert to Israel Policy Forum in New York.
According to the "blurb" under Olmert's picture:
Special guest – former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Ehud Olmert led Israel through two wars and attempted to make peace as Israel's prime minister from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that he had a 30-year political career in which he served as mayor of Jerusalem for a decade after serving in the Knesset on the Foreign Affairs and Defense, Finance, Education and Defense Budget committees. He has also served as minister-without-portfolio responsible for minority affairs and as minister of health.
The Jerusalem Post is ignoring not only Olmert's famous words, which are the antithesis of the theme of the conference, but the fact that he is being tried on corruption charges.
In a new twist to the Ehud Olmert corruption saga, the former prime minister and 12 others were indicted on Thursday on allegations of giving and receiving bribes in one of the largest corruption scandals in the state’s history.
I davka linked to an article in the Jerusalem Post, because this is no secret to the JPost.  Olmert's scandals have been public and publicized for years already.  Nothing of what I've written here is new. 

I do have a question I haven't seen asked:
How can the Israeli legal/justice system allow Olmert to leave the country while he's being tried and investigated?


Hadassa said...

Why on earth did they select him? Boggles the mind...

Batya said...