Thursday, December 6, 2012

Betrayal of Trust: Olmert at Saban

Sir, - I find it impossible to fathom the reason behind Ehud Olmert's outrageous declaration at the Saban Forum, "Settlement plan is slap in Obama's face." Does he despise the people of Israel so much, because the court found him guilty of the despicable crime of 'betraying the public trust,' that he is driven to demean and betray them once again in a public forum held in Washington? What did Olmert  hope to accomplish by his ugly accusation? Is he inviting the 'slapee' Barak Obama to punish the state of Israel in revenge for Olmert's downfall? Did he hope to change the government's decisions?

It is quite evident that his motive could not have been an honorable one, since he is very much aware that elections are due in Israel shortly and he could and should have made his hateful comments in a number of appropriate political channels available within Israel's political democracy. Of course if that occurred, he would have been deprived of the opportunity of denouncing Israel in front of America's hundreds of millions of citizens.

His hatred of the right and of Bibi Netanyahu is quite well known and it is absolutely certain that they are aware of his political positions, but when faced with gross violations of the Oslo accords by the PA, their response seems to be quite reasonable. It should at the same time be noted that Olmert completely avoids mention of Obama's other cheek, which was slammed by the Olmert hero, Mahmoud Abbas, in his arrogant decision, in defiance of U.S. and European states, to seek observer status at the U.N.

Petach Tikva

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