Tom Segev: How ridiculous! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Neil
    • 10.10.06 | 10:43 (IST)

    Perhaps Olmert was idealistic and right of center at one time. However, since his support of Sharon's expulsion of Jews from Gaza, he has not changed one bit. That is to say, he is a sneaky, low life politician without any ideology at all. His only criteria for action is that which he believes will allow him to stay in power longer. If it means sending goons to beat up on Jewish youth who go to peaceful demonstrations, so be it. If it means sending out boys to die in meaningless battles in the last 48 hours of the war in Lebanon, so be it. If it means signing a coalition with Meretz, so be in. And if it means signing a coalition agreement with Lieberman, then so be it. The premise for Tom Segev's article, namely that Olmert is guided by a right wing ideology has is utterly preposterous.

    from the article: Olmert's true colors
    First published 00:00 10.10.06 | Last updated 00:00 10.10.06
Haaretz Headlines
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting

PM criticized IDF deputy's Holocaust speech in conversation with Ya'alon

Yair Golan published a letter of clarification a few hours after Netanyahu requested it from Ya'alon. 'He was mistaken in his comments and it's good he fixed them,' Netanyahu's associates say.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a news conference at his ruling AK Party headqu

Turkish PM to resign amid rumored Erdogan rift

Ahmet Davutoglu calls for party unity, says he will never utter a word against Erdogan.

Illustration by Daniel Goldfarb

How the on-campus BDS brawl is turning Jewish students off Israel

Assailed from both sides, many Jewish students at California universities say they're afraid to get involved in the increasingly heated debate over Israel.

Members of IfNotNow march through the streets of Washington, D.C.

IfNotNow doesn’t deserve the support of left-leaning Jews

IfNotNow and its co-founder Simone Zimmerman challenge U.S. Jews to end the occupation. But they won't answer this basic question: Do you support a Jewish and democratic state in Israel, alongside a Palestinian state? And if not, why not?