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'From afar the LORD appeared unto me.'
'Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love;
therefore with affection have I drawn thee.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Roadmap for Defeat

Ehud Olmert's words at a June, 2005 speech before the Israel Policy Forum in New York have come back to haunt him. The "roadmap for defeat" begins with the transformation of Ariel Sharon from right-wing nationalist to leftist appeaser and architect of "disengagement." Ehud Olmert continues the Sharon policy of throwing Jews out of their homes and giving the land over to the Arab terrorists who promptly turn it into staging areas for ever more violent attacks on Israel. This is supposed to lead to peace.

The only problem with the plan seems to be that both Sharon and Olmert ignore the fact that the Arabs want ALL the land, the State of Israel dissolved, and all the Jews dead. And it's not like the Arabs have kept their desires and intentions a big secret! A slight gliche you would think Olmert would notice.

At Olmert's victory speech, in March of 2006, he said the following:

"However, in recognition of reality and with comprehension of the circumstances, we are prepared to compromise, to give up parts of the beloved Land of Israel, where he best of our sons and fighters lie buried; to carry out a very painful evacuation of the Jews living there - in order to create the conditions which will enable you to fulfill your dream and to live alongside us, in your own state, in peace and tranquility.

"I expect to hear a similar announcement from the Palestinian Authority..." - from, Victory speech by Ehud Olmert after elections to the 17th Knesset, 28 Mar 2006

Olmert Slammed For Being ´Tired of Winning´

Critics of Olmert complain he lived up to his word when he said "we are tired of winning." The government is weakened by scandals and attacks on several fronts, but there are no signs it will fall. - MORE>>

Ehud Olmert on the Gaza Withdrawal – A Dreamy Return to Oslo
June 9, 2005

Israel's Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert revealed important points about Likud's thinking about the Gaza withdrawal in a speech today in New York to the Israel Policy Forum - MORE>>

"We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies…."

Ariel Sharon, Far-Leftist
March 11, 2005

Should anyone still have doubts about the political transformation of Ariel Sharon from stalwart of Israel's nationalist Right to paragon of its appeasing Left, Ori Nir dispels them in today's article... - MORE>>

I have printed the entire text of Olmert's June, 2005 speech below, and I think it is a real revelation of the mindset and thinking that has led to the current crisis in Israel and the IDF:


JUNE 9, 2005

Todah Rabah.

Mrs. Karen Adler, chairman of this very exciting and moving event. My dear friends Seymour Reich and Marvin Lender, the distinguished honorees of this evening, the many supporters and friends of IPF, distinguished ladies and gentlemen.

There was a very strange experience that I was going through tonight. Everyone that came to me whispered in my ear, “You know, Mr. Olmert, we are really happy that you came. It’s so nice that you agreed to come” and, you know, similar such statements. And what I felt was that it really wasn’t so simple for you to invite me, on the first place. And let me tell you something, it wasn’t the most natural thing for me to accept the invitation. But I am very, very happy that I am here. And I am very, very happy that you invited me.


Thank you very much for this. And I will tell you why, why do I feel this way. Why do I feel for myself and why I dare say I feel happy for you that you have invited me. We have to depart from the old prejudices that somehow have dictated some of our positions in the past and to be able to break through the new horizons, which are developing for us in general, and this is also true about the internal relations within the Jewish people. I know that there are many people sitting here in this hall that feel very strange that a special letter of Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, is read in honor of the event of Israel Policy Forum. You will all admit it. It’s not the usual event where you get a letter from Prime Minister Sharon. And it’s not so simple and natural for Ariel Sharon to write a letter for a very significant and important Jewish organization, which hasn’t spared much love to him over the years. So, it only shows that things are changing. And, I’m very happy.


I’m very happy that things are changing. That doesn’t mean though, don’t get excited, that doesn’t mean though, that Sharon and you will agree on everything. I’m not certain that even I will agree with you on everything. There are still some differences. But we come closer, and we must be very happy about it. We must be very happy that we can come across the barriers that separated us as we move forward, and we try to move the State of Israel forward into new policies, into new horizons, and into dramatic changes, which hopefully will bring, at the end, peace and security to ourselves and to the Palestinians, that will live alongside the State of Israel in an independent state of their own.


This is a remarkable process, which we are going through now. What the government of Ariel Sharon is doing is a dramatic change that will have an enormous impact on everything that will happen thereafter, in the State of Israel and in the Middle East. The most fundamental part of this change is the understanding that it is incumbent first and foremost upon ourselves to make the move, that we don’t have to wait anymore, that we really don’t need the United States to lead the process in the Middle East, we will lead this process in the Middle East.


We will lead it because it’s good for us. And we will lead it because it may do good to the Palestinians. And we believe that if it will be good for us and will be good for the Palestinians, then it will be good. It will bring more security, greater safety, much more prosperity, and a lot of joy for all the people that live in the Middle East.


And we all desperately need it. We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies, we want that we will be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with our enemies. We want them to be our friends, our partners, our good neighbors, and I believe that this is not impossible. It may not be as fast as we all want it to be, it may take longer than we expect, it is not as simple as it sometimes appears to the eyes of the outsiders that are not fully aware of all the complexities of the memories, and the biases, and prejudices and fears, and suspicions which characterize these relations between us and the Palestinians over such a long period of time. But this time I can say, that I have reached, as many of my colleagues, first and foremost the prime minister of Israel, that this is not impossible. That it is within reach if we will be smart, if we will dare, if we will be prepared to take the risks, and if we will be able to convince our Palestinian partners to be able to do the same. So that together we will move forward in this direction of building up different relations, better understanding, and greater trust between us and them.


I know that many people are very curious to know what will be on the day after the disengagement. I have been asked about it since I landed here yesterday early morning in New York, everyone wants to know. And I understand this curiosity but I’ll tell you, the disengagement is so important, is so crucial, and is so sensitive, that at this time what we have to do is first and foremost make sure that it will be carried out as planned within the timetable set forth by the prime minister, starting on the fifteenth of August this year, ending within no longer than one month, so that by mid-September, Israel will be outside of the Gaza District and the northern part of Samaria in the West Bank.


If God forbid this will not be carried out, than believe me it is entirely immaterial what will be on the day after. If this will be carried out as planned, and I believe that it will be carried out as planned because we will not allow anything to interfere with our plans, and with our commitment to carry it out. If this will be done, than everything will be changed. We will know that we have to make painful sacrifices, and that part of this sacrifice is also to pullout from areas which were inhabited by the State of Israel for the last thirty-eight years. Don’t take it lightly. It is not easy. There are some who don’t like the settlers. There are many who believe that they have caused a great damage. We, in my party, in the Likud, and I am a Likud member and a proud Likud member, and my government, we have enormous respect for the patriotic emotions, for the dedication and sacrifice that these settlers have manifested for what they believe is the good for Israel in so many years. And when we come to them today and we say to them, “you have to leave your homes,” we don’t do it with joy, but with a deep conviction that this is what we need for the future of the State of Israel.


But this is not easy. It is perhaps the most serious internal crisis that the State of Israel went through from the very beginning of our national life in 1948. There never was such a confrontation which evolves on the very basic fundamental principles that have shaped the Zionist efforts for so many years. That’s why it was so difficult to reach that stage and this is why it is so painful to carry it out in the way that we are doing it. But as I said, not out of joy, not without hesitations, not without fears, but ultimately with a deep conviction that this is an inevitable stage in the process of changing the realities that have characterized the life of the Middle East for so many years on the way to create a new environment of relations between us and the Palestinians. And I think that the beauty of this policy of the Israeli government is that this is a unilateral action. No one imposed it on us, no government, no foreign government, forced Israel to pullout from these territories. We have reached the conclusion that this is essential in order to change the realities and to move forward to break the status quo, and to start something that ultimately will lead to a new dialogue between us and the Palestinians. We are in a very initial stage of building this dialogue. We have to overcome enormous difficulties. There are so many mutual suspicions, there are so many doubts on both sides, there are so many fears. We still have to see that the Palestinians are prepared to fight against terror in the most serious manner and disarm the terrorist organizations which are the real enemies of this process.


But, we are prepared to take the first risk. We are prepared to make the first move. We are prepared to risk the existence of this government, the majority that we have in the Knesset, the stability of our political party, in order to break through so that this reality will not be a hypothetical but will indeed be part of our lives. Everything depends on the success of this disengagement. And I came here tonight to tell you, on behalf of Prime Minster Sharon, on behalf of the Israeli government, that we are confident that this disengagement will be successful and that it will then lead to the beginning of a new pattern of relations between us and the Palestinian Authority (Applause) and that these relations will develop into a meaningful dialogue. Again, I don’t want to be carried away beyond reasonable limits with my expectations and desires and hopes that everything will work out all right. There will be lots of hurdles, it will not be easy, the terrorist organizations will try to carry out some of their actions. Terror will not disappear overnight, but we know that there is no alternative and we pray that the Palestinians will understand that there is no alternative. And if they will understand what we know now than things will change. And we will spare no effort in order to convince them, not by fighting with them, not by killing them, not by reaching out for their leaders, but by sitting with them, and talking with them, and helping them, and cooperating with them, and partnering with them in order to establish a new foundation for economic growth, for cooperation, for the improvement of the quality of life of the Palestinians and the Israelis, so that the Middle East will indeed become what it was destined to be from the outset, a paradise for all the world, and not a battleground for people that are destined to live together and not fight with each other.


It’s not as simple as we all hope it to be. But it is achievable, and that’s why we are taking these careful steps now because we want to make sure that no mistake will endanger this process. It is only a matter of two months, on the fifteenth of August. I pray, that a month later, when all Israelis will be resettled inside the State of Israel and the Gaza District will be sovereign entirely by the Palestinians, that a new morning of great hope will emerge in our part of the world. I believe with all my heart that we in Israel are ready for it. I pray that the Palestinian leadership will seize this opportunity, will become as responsible as they need to be, will manifest courage and determination, so that they will be able to live up to the challenge which they have to face in order to meet the goodwill and the desires for peace that are now governing the leadership of the State of Israel. I believe that this change is going to be the beginning of a great time for all of us in the Middle East and I hope that all of you here, and many other places in America, who have been partners, supporters and contributors to the well-being of the State of Israel and the Jewish people, will be able to be proud of what we are doing and of what we will achieve for the people of Israel, for the Palestinians, for the entire Middle East.

Thank you very much.

(Applause) ---END OF SPEECH ---

Well, Mr. Olmert, if you think winning a war is tough and expensive, try losing one.

The Moslems will NEVER make peace with Israel. It will never happen so long as Islam exists, as long as Moslems exist. The only peace possible for Israel is that purchased in increments following the successful prosecution of a period of war. Israel must buy its peace with blood for blocks of years, each block being of such duration as it takes the Moslems to recover and rearm and try again to wipe Israel out forever. I do not believe that Israel will be destroyed, or that the Jews will be scattered again out of the land. Not this time. Something will happen to prevent that.

Olmert has not changed. Shortly after Sharon became disabled, Olmert indicated what his course and policy would be:

Olmert: Disengagement was turning point; further pullouts will be necessary
By Israel Insider staff and partners January 25, 2006

Israel will have to give up large parts of Judea and Samaria to preserve the state's Jewish character, preferably in agreement with the Palestinians, said Israel's acting premier, Ehud Olmert, in his first policy speech. - MORE>>


More in today's news:

Israel may 'go it alone' against Iran

Israel is carefully watching the world's reaction to Iran's continued refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, with some high-level officials arguing it is now clear that when it comes to stopping Iran, Israel "may have to go it alone," The Jerusalem Post has learned. - MORE>>

Subs give Israelis insurance on N-raid
Abraham Rabinovich, Jerusalem
August 25, 2006

A PARATROOP reservist in his late 40s told a TV interviewer as he returned across the border from Lebanon last week that his two sons were also serving with paratroop units. Asked if this would be his last war, the veteran soldier said: "No, there'll be two more. The war with Syria and the war of Gog and Magog." - MORE>>

Israel definitely cannot count for certain on the United States anymore, and the UN and the Europeans seem unwilling to confront Iran.


Military Intelligence head: Syria goading Hezbollah to keep arms


At Thursday, August 24, 2006 8:07:00 AM, Anonymous Elvera said...

I can't believe what I just read; is Olmert a fool or is he playing possum; gheez, talk about a martyr!!

First of all, the word "Palestinian" should not even exist in the language of Israel. There is no such people; so why does the world insist on calling them that? They are nothing more than squatters.

Maybe Olmert is trying to make Israel look like the "gutta".

The Jews made the desert bloom; the squatters turned it into sand.


At Thursday, August 24, 2006 8:50:00 AM, Blogger Kilo Echo 4 said...

I was listening to a Christian evangelist yesterday on TBN, and he was talking about how Britain lost its empire after turning against Israel and blocking Jews from escaping Europe.

America has now done the same thing, and Sharon/Olmert have gone along with the program and allowed on America and Europe to affect its policies.

G-d has made clear what His plan is for Israel and the Jews, and the Jews, as well as the nations of the world, run a great risk if they don't listen and choose to go against G-d's purpose. It will not turn out well for them.

I believe there are big changes coming, both for the Jews and Israel, and for the world. G-d's plan, and not man's, will now determine things.


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