Thank you for answering. Indeed I was very curious to see if anybody would react. Now, though being a German I too happen to be fully aware of the past. In fact my mother hid away two concentration camp refugees for 2 years, till the war ended, and though a child at the time I knew everything that was going on through her. Nevertheless it is necessary to do things as other nations do if a country is to live in peace with its neighbours on the long run. And for my person I believe Meshal's words were partially retracted because of Olmert's reaction. We have a saying "how you call into the wood it answers you". Ms Livni is far from being naive, but I believe she - at his place - would have done better, perhaps bcs her father was an Irgun man fighting for his country against the British. But still once: thanks for answering!
Israeli forces shoot, lightly wound Palestinian they say was fleeing security check (Haaretz)
from the article: PM dismisses Meshal comments that Israel's existence is a reality