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    • Yoram
    • 01.12.07 | 02:26 (IST)

    In what I have read I believe Andy Warhol said everyone will have 15 minutes of fame. In an international sense, so will Ehud Olmert have 15 minutes of success. To be patted on the back by international leaders, although in Israel he has no public support, has faced fraud allegations, and is waiting for the Winograd Report for his handling of the Lebanon war, the equal of living on an active political volcano. Ehud should enjoy his very short minutes of international acclaim, as now the arab states led by Saudi Arabia will make sure the US squeezes Israel for every possible concession, and Abbas uses Hamas violence, qassam and rocket attacks to advance Palestinian goals for maxium Israeli concessions with none of their own. Annapolis was a victory for the Palestinians, otherwise defeated and divided. The shortcomings of a real estate lawyer as the national leader are clear. I am afraid once again Israel will need a General as PM, and sadly for underaking a war of national survival.

    from the article: U.S. withdraws UN Annapolis resolution after Israel objects
    First published 00:00 30.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.11.07
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