Archive for the ‘Ehud Olmert’ Category

Russia to supply Abbas with armored vehicles, no guns

March 21, 2008

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – After months of delay, Russia agreed to Israeli conditions regarding the delivery of armored vehicles to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas‘s security forces, Israeli officials said on Friday.

Israel agreed in November to allow the Palestinians to receive up to 50 lightly armored vehicles but a dispute emerged over a Palestinian demand that they have guns mounted on them.

Israeli officials said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during a meeting on Thursday that Russia agreed to shipping the vehicles without mounted guns.

It was unclear when the vehicles would be delivered to Abbas’s forces.

“We have been hearing about these armed vehicles for more than a year,” said a Palestinian security official. “Hopefully we will be able to receive the shipment.”

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Israel: Olmert’s future rides on Lebanon war report

January 28, 2008

By Joshua Mitnick
January 28, 2008

TEL AVIV — The final report this week of an inquiry into the handling of the 2006 war in Lebanon could determine the fate of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s government just as it settles into peace talks with the Palestinians.
Mr. Olmert was nearly forced to resign after the preliminary report of the Winograd Commission described his authorization of the war as a “serious failure.”

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Obstacles stall Rice’s Mideast diplomacy

October 14, 2007

By Matthew Lee, Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice opened an intense round of Mideast shuttle diplomacy Sunday, struggling to bring Israelis and Palestinians close enough to make a planned U.S.-hosted peace conference worthwhile.

The two sides are at bitter odds over an outline of a peace agreement that would be presented at next month’s conference, and Rice sought to lower expectations her mission would finalize preparations for the gathering.

Underscoring her less-than-optimistic assessment, Israeli and Palestinians traded shots about the other’s commitment to peace ….

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Palestinians open to possible land swap

October 10, 2007

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press Writer

ABU DIS, West Bank – The Palestinians are ready to yield parts of the West Bank to Israel if compensated with an equal amount of Israeli territory, the lead Palestinian negotiator told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday.

Ahmed Qureia, a former prime minister who has dealt with five Israeli prime ministers during 14 years of failed peacemaking, is trying again with No. 6, Ehud Olmert.

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