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Friday, November 30, 2007

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Olmert: Two States, or Israel is Finished


29/11/2007 "If the day comes when the two-state solution collapses, and we face a South African-style struggle for equal voting rights (also for the Palestinians in the territories), then, as soon as that happens, the State of Israel is finished," Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told daily Haaretz Wednesday, the day the Annapolis conference ended in an agreement to try to reach a Mideast settlement by the end of 2008.

Olmert said the Annapolis conference "met more than we could have defined as the Israeli expectations, but that will not absolve us of the difficulties there will be in the negotiations, which will be difficult, complex, and will require a very great deal of patience and sophistication."

According to Olmert, "we now have a partner," in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. "He is a weak partner, who is not capable, and, as Tony Blair says, has yet to formulate the tools and may not manage to do so. But it is my job to do everything so that he receives the tools, and to reach an understanding on the guidelines for an agreement. Annapolis is not a historic turning point, but it is a point that can be of assistance."

On Wednesday, Olmert and Abbas met again separately with President George W. Bush, and later joined him, along with their chief negotiators, Israeli Foreign Minister Tsivi Livni and Ahmed Qurei, for a brief ceremony in the White House Rose Garden to inaugurate the Israeli-Palestinian talks. Olmert departed the U.S. Wednesday night and arrived in the occupied territories Thursday afternoon.

Olmert's private conversation with Bush Wednesday centered on blocking the Iranian nuclear threat. Olmert told reporters Wednesday that "there is nowhere I encounter greater understanding for Israel's existential issues than in the Oval Office."

At a meeting earlier this week in Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov informed Defense Minister Ehud Barak that Russia has decided to supply the nuclear fuel rods for Iran's Bushehr power plant. The fuel will be sent to Iran in special packaging, in keeping with the instruction of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Lavrov told Barak, adding that "it is not so simple to open these packages without it being discovered."

Ahmadinejad: Israel will not survive
Wed, 28 Nov 2007 18:08:07
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Zionist regime will not survive as it is established based on atrocities and tyranny.

He said after a cabinet session on Wednesday that the US-sponsored Mideast conference in Annapolis was doomed to 'failure'.

The Iranian President added that the issue of Palestine could only be resolved through respecting the rights of the Palestinian nation and its will, the condemnation of the occupation and restoring the right of Palestinian refugees to return.

"Soon, even the most politically optimistic individuals will agree that this conference was a failure from the start," Ahmadinejad continued.

“The people who expected a breakthrough at the meeting were mistaken,” he concluded.


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