Today, the Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, has showed the world his true colors — that the unity of Israel is unimportant to him. Olmert said:
“Israel’s victory in Lebanon will give a new momentum to complete the disengagement from the Palestinians by evacuating most settlements in Judea and Samaria.” (Ynetnews)
At a time when Israel needs its unity the most, when rightwing/leftwing, secular and religious soldiers are fighting shoulder to shoulder in South Lebanon and Gaza, when rockets are falling on civilians of all walks of life and shades of Israel — more than anything we need unity, NOW.
And yet, Olmert decided that now, the day before Tisha B’Av, on the one year anniversary of the destruction of Gush Katif, is the perfect time for him to announce that his “convergence” plan of the evacuation and destruction of many more settlements in the West Bank, will be served by a victory in Lebanon.
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