"Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday rejected Hamas' offer of a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, saying the government would not hold talks with the Islamist group until it recognizes Israel. " To whom exactly did Hamas offer a ceasefire if not to Israel? That implies recognition of an entity does it not? Olmert just doesn't seem to be able to kick the empty gestures habit that saddled him with a victory that wasn't in the summer of 2006. A partner for dialogue is someone who talks as to someone who refuses to. According to his own reasoning that makes Olmert not a partner for dialogue. Dare to make something out of your pitiful career as PM Mr. Olmert. You may never get another opportunity to miss.
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from the article: Ehud Olmert rejects Hamas' offer of cease-fire in Gaza Strip