Ehud Olmert has come clean about what will be the true outcome of his “convergence” plan, and it doesn’t look promising for Israel in the long term.
Now remember, all during the election campaign Olmert vowed he would unilaterally set Israel’s FINAL borders by 2010, and that by doing so in the way he intended those borders would be set according to the best interests of the Jewish state.
Like Sharon before him, it seems Olmert was just full of empty promises.
In an interview with Time Magazine this week, the fill-in leader appeared to be creating a political escape hatch before even trying to implement his stated policies or fulfill his promises.
The borders Olmert draws “will be very very close to what may be the final borderlines… the lines I want to draw are very close to the lines that I believe will become the political borders.
A far cry from his previous emphatic statements that Israel would, through him, take its destiny in its own hands and do what is best for its citizens.
Anyone with any amount of sense knows that not one single nation involved in the “peace” process is going to endorse Olmert’s borders if the “Palestinians” don’t first. And no one with any sense expects that they will.
The only borders the US and Europe – the major power brokers behind negotiations – would even think about backing even without Arab consent would be the pre-1967 borders. A full Israeli withdrawal from all Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem.
All Olmert’s plan is going to accomplish is to divest Israel of any leverage it currently possesses before final negotiations even begin, and, more dangerously, signal a clear lack of conviction in the Jews’ biblical, historical and legal rights to any of this land.
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