"For Olmert to shrug off this statement is an act of blatant arrogance" No Kate, Olmert senses Hamas' weakness and he's waiting for more, like an open admission of Israel's right to exist as a Jewish State. Yes, a Jewish State, in answer to the above Israeli who mentioned 35% non-Jews. The majority culture is what counts. Hebrew language the official language, Jewish holidays the State holidays (like Christmas and Easter in the Christian World and 'Id al-Adha in the Muslim World). No national autonomy for any other ethnic group. Do Mexicans and Koreans in the US enjoy autonomy?
from the article: PM dismisses Meshal comments that Israel's existence is a reality