September 30, 2008
Olmert Bombshell: Give Back 67 Land For Peace
The outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert may be on his way out, but he seems determined not to leave quietly.
In an interview in daily newspaper Yediot Aharanot, Olmert says Israel should exchange most of the West Bank the Golan Heights in any peace deal with the Arabs.
"The decision we are going to have to make is a decision we have been refusing for 40 years to look at open-eyed," Olmert told Yediot Aharonot. "The time has come to say these things. The time has come to put them on the table."
But here's the big surprise. The Israeli leader says he feels that if his country is to live in true peace with the Palestinians, then it must consider exiting East Jerusalem.
"This decision is difficult, terrible, a decision that contradicts our natural instincts, our innermost desires, our collective memories, the prayers of the Jewish people for 2,000 years."
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