Quotes by: Ehud Olmert

When public figures write memoirs, there is always some indecision regarding how much they want to write of things as they were and how much they want to cut corners to avoid riling up others. I decided to write my memoirs exactly as they were, and I will not digress - not when things are ill at ease and not when they are comfortable.
Ehud Olmert
I'm entirely free of any suspicions or complaints about the Obama administration. I think the Obama administration is very friendly to Israel. I know a lot of the people in the administration, and they are committed to Israel.
Ehud Olmert
International economic and political sanctions on Iran, as crucial as they may be, are only an initial step, and must be dramatically increased.
Ehud Olmert
Palestinians want Israel to return back into boundaries, the width of which is 12 km., that can be cut into pieces within minutes.
Ehud Olmert
There were certain people who were out to get me. I know who those people were. They exist, believe me. They know that I know. They spent millions of dollars in order to try to get rid of me. I'm happy they lost most of their money.
Ehud Olmert
How are fears born? They are born because of differences in tradition and history; they are born because of differences in emotional, political and national circumstances. Because of such differences, people fear they cannot live together.
Ehud Olmert
Dictates are futile, and mutual accusations are nothing but useless word games.
Ehud Olmert
The Goldstone Committee was formed in April of 2009, after I was not prime minister. So it was a new political situation.
Ehud Olmert
There is nothing that I'd love to do more than negotiate with Palestinians. This is my desire. This is my dream. This is my mission.
Ehud Olmert
I don't know that there is one serious American representative that will advise Israel to sit with a terrorist government and negotiate with them.
Ehud Olmert
Terrorist groups and their extremist state sponsors cannot be fought with kid gloves and flowery words of persuasion. As the U.S. has displayed in Afghanistan and in Iraq, only a vigilant and determined campaign of confrontation can deter and obstruct them.
Ehud Olmert
It is impossible to think of a world in which America was not there in the honorable service of humanity.
Ehud Olmert
I want to separate from the Palestinians. I want them to have their independent, separate state on a contiguous territory, and I want Israel to exist, of course, as a Jewish state in its own territory, as an independent state in its own territory. The Palestinian state, the Israeli state, separate. This is my dream.
Ehud Olmert
As a young politician, I voted against the return of Sinai and peace with Egypt. I was mistaken.
Ehud Olmert
Throughout the second intifada, America provided unprecedented support for Israel's struggle against Palestinian terrorism and Israel's construction of the security barrier.
Ehud Olmert
Don't fall in love with everything that you may have read and everything that you may have heard from any political leader, including myself.
Ehud Olmert

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