One of the things I do daily, like all of you, is read the news.
It struck me what was said recently in a variety of papers about Israels situation with it's outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his replacement (whoever that may be). So lets take a snapshot of a few of the lead quotes so that you can understand how the country is viewing it's current political situation.
(My additions are in brackets)
Israel's largest Hebrew paper, Yediot Ahronot, cites the examples of former Likud MKs (Likud is the Nationalist Right leaning Political Party) such as Tzahi Hanegbi,
Ehud Olmert, Ronnie Milo, Dan Meridor and Tzipi Livni, and contends that,
“Olmert's interview last week in Yediot Ahronot (about withdrawing from the Golan Hieghts and East Kerusalem) was, to a great extent, the official death certificate of Likud's 'generation of princes', who began their political careers almost as one cohesive group and who have dispersed to the wind, especially the wind that characterizes the left.”
The Ma'ariv newspaper commented on Prime Minister Olmert for, “understanding that in
order to create a future for the State of Israel, there is no choice but to
withdraw from almost all of the territories, including eastern Jerusalem and
the Golan Heights,” and asked, “Was it proper to bring about the dismissal of
the first Israeli prime minister who understands what must be done in order
to lead to an historic change?”
Lastly, Yisrael Hayom asked, “What will Livni, Barak and Yishai do with the legacy
left by Olmert? Do you intend to continue the policy of Ehud Olmert? The public is awaiting a reply.”
Well… regarding that reply, Tzipi Livni, in her first admittance to a policy shift from Olmert, told the visiting French Foreign Minister that her peace plan differs from that of Mr. Olmert. She didn't get specific but one thing is certain; any plan will upset someone, in this country of varied and strong opinions.
Have a good day!