Ehud Olmert -- GOP Jew (and bad news for israel)
Israel, Syria and Bush’s Veto
"Israel’s worst-kept diplomatic secret became public knowledge this week when its prime minister, Ehud Olmert, told his Cabinet that he was against taking up a dramatic new Syrian offer for peace talks — because doing so would undermine President Bush."
"It’s long been rumored that Olmert’s real motive is placating Bush. He’s consistently denied it — until now. This time, he put his cards on the table. What drove him to ’fess up was a new peace overture from Damascus, announced December 16 by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem. Speaking to a Lebanese newspaper, Moallem offered to open peace talks without any preconditions — dropping for the first time Syria’s longtime demand that Israel concede the Golan Heights in advance of talks. Moallem was following up on comments a day earlier by Assad, who urged Olmert to “take a chance” and “discover if we are bluffing or not.” Assad also offered to help America restore stability in Iraq."
In other words, the prime minister of the State of Israel seems to be more worried about the welfare of President Bush and the neocons than he is about the welfare of the people of Israel.
This is utterly stupid. Most American Jews don't like Bush, certainly at least 60% of the general American public don't like Bush (and only 30% support him). And Olmert wants to tie the fate of Israel to Bush?