Thousands of demonstrators filled Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square last night, calling for the resignation of Ehud Olmert, Israeli prime minister,. The country is upset about his handling of last year’s Lebanon war. Last week, the Winograd report sparked political turmoil that continues today. Howeverm, Olmert has said that he will not quit - no matter how many people protest.It was estimated that more than 100,000 people attended the protest last night.Read Full Story
Ehud Olmert is in deep political trouble this week. Australian news is reporting the following:Isreali Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faces open rebellion and appears likely to resign within days, with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and the chairman of his Kadima party demanding he quit following a damning report into the war with Hezbollah.His embattled Defence Minister, Amir Peretz, whose performance in the war was also severely criticised in the report, was expected to fall on his sword...Read Full Story
In an interview with the N24 cable news channel in Germany on Monday, Prime Minister Olmert asked about Iran’s nuclear programme, said that the US, France, Britain and Russia had nuclear weapons but were “civilised countries that do not threaten the foundations of the world”.
He then added: “Iran openly, explicitly and publicly threatens to wipe Israel off the map. Can you say that this is the same level, when they are aspiring to have nuclear weapons, as America, France, Israel, Russia...Read Full Story