Monday, October 23, 2006

I-31 Evil and MORE evil... the LUST for power and control...

Olmert appeals to world on Iran threats

JERUSALEM - Iran must be prevented from attaining nuclear weapons, and its threats to destroy Israel must not be taken lightly, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday...... "We have to prepare for the struggle to prevent this capability being attained," Olmert told a business conference, referring to the possibility of an Iranian nuclear weapon. "This struggle is not just Israel's, it is not first and foremost Israel's."

Israel considers Iran to be the greatest threat to its survival, and rejects Tehran's claim that its nuclear program is peaceful. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called for the Jewish state's destruction, and Iran already has missiles capable of carrying payloads to Israel....... Olmert has raised the heat of Israel's anti-Iran rhetoric in recent days, warning last week that Tehran would have "a price to pay" if it does not back down from its atomic ambitions.


Israeli party to join Olmert's coalition

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in a bid for political survival, struck an alliance Monday with a hard-liner who has called for stripping Israeli Arabs of citizenship, executing lawmakers for talking to Hamas and bombing Palestinian population centers....... Taking the hawkish Yisrael Beiteinu party into the government would shore up Olmert's coalition, weakened badly by the war with Hezbollah, but probably ends any hope for a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from much of the West Bank.

Yisrael Beiteinu's leader, Avigdor Lieberman, announced the deal Monday after meeting Olmert. "We are joining the government," the smiling Lieberman said...... Olmert said as deputy prime minister, Lieberman would be responsible for "strategic threats," such as Iran's nuclear ambitions. His appointment must be approved by parliament, a step seen as a formality.


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