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Submitted by faqi (United States), Mar 28, 2006 at 21:07

I support the comments of Mr. Olmert after his party's victory in the Israeli elections. When he said that " he was prepared to hold peace talks with the Palestinians but would act unilaterally if he had to". ( What more can one ask of the Israelis. They have always offered the olive branch to the Palestinians). He further stated:

"In the coming period we will move to set the final borders of the state of Israel, a Jewish state with a Jewish majority," Mr Olmert told Kadima party members in what was effectively his victory speech.

"We will try to achieve this in an agreement with the Palestinians. This is our hope and prayer."

He told the Palestinian leadership: "We are ready to compromise, to give up parts of the beloved Land of Israel... and evacuate, under great pain, Jews living there, in order to create the conditions that will enable you to fulfill your dream and live alongside us."

But he said it was time for the Palestinians to "relate to the existence of the state of Israel, to accept only part of their dream, to stop terror, to accept democracy and accept compromise and peace with us."
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