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US Agreed To Accept 100,000 Palestinians

From Israel’s Jerusalem Post:

Olmert: US agreed to accept 100,000 Palestinian refugees


The US would have accepted 100,000 Palestinian refugees had Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accepted then-prime minister Ehud Olmert’s diplomatic overtures in 2008, Olmert said on Sunday.

In a speech sponsored by the Geneva Initiative at Tel Aviv’s Eretz Israel Museum, Olmert outlined the offer he made the Palestinians at the end of his premiership, which included a contiguous Palestinian state, transferring control over Jerusalem’s “holy basin,” an area including the Old City, to the stewardship of five countries, and accepting thousands of Palestinian refugees into Israel on humanitarian grounds.

“The US would have been willing to accept 100,000 refugees,” he said, revealing a previously unknown detail of his negotiations with Abbas.

How wonderful. Certainly the Palestinians have behaved like model citizens in all of the countries that has taken them in. Just ask Jordan. (Which, by the way, was supposed to be the real ‘Palestinian state.’) 

Olmert said that in all of his talks with world leaders, none expected Israel to accept all the Palestinian refugees. But he said he was proud to be the first Israeli prime minister to express sympathy with their plight. He said a limited number of refugees could be accepted on the basis of the Saudi diplomatic initiative…

Olmert said the Palestinians now regret not accepting his offer. In veiled criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, he challenged him to put reaching a diplomatic agreement ahead of staying in power…

Olmert said he did not believe US President Barack Obama was hostile to Israel, and that it was not in Israel’s interest to suggest otherwise.

“There is no difference between the views of George W. Bush, who is acknowledged as the ultimate friend of Israel, and the views of Obama,” Olmert said.

Does that mean Mr. Olmert expects Mr. Obama to agree to the same deal?

We suspect Mr. Obama would triple the number of Palestinian refugees coming to the US, at least.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 20th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “US Agreed To Accept 100,000 Palestinians”

  1. oldpuppydixie says:

    Olmert was a true left-wing sell-out of his own nation. Unfortunately, Bibi doesn’t appear a whole lot better so far.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    So, we dodged a bullet there (or did we dodge a homicide bomber?).

  3. GetBackJack says:


    I don’t think anything further need be added

  4. Right of the People says:

    “Give us your, poor, your tired yearning to be free, we’ll piss on ’em.”
    Lou Reed

    That about sums it up.

  5. Tater Salad says:

    Jeff Foxworthy on ”You might be a Muslim if…”

    1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor.

    2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can’t afford shoes.

    3. You have more wives than teeth.

    4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon unclean.”

    5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.

    6. You can’t think of anyone you haven’t declared Jihad against.

    7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.

    8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.

    9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four.

    10. Your cousin is president of the United States

    11. You find this offensive or racist and don’t forward it

    • jobeth says:

      Obviously Jeff Foxworthy didn’t say this and its a forwarded email….

      But its funny anyway…and oddly full of truth…lol

      Poor Jeff…some muslim nutcase is going to target him for saying this stuff.

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