Sv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1083 times:
The Latest From Israel:
Israeli prime minister to resign in September
"Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Wednesday he will resign in September, throwing his country into political turmoil and raising doubts about progress for U.S.-backed Mideast peace efforts.
Olmert's brief address, given at his official Jerusalem residence, included harsh criticism of corruption investigations against him. He said he was choosing the public good over his personal justice. He has consistently denied wrongdoing but pledged to resign if indicted."
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12293 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1080 times:
I think the most likely successor is current Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who will be the first female PM since Golda.
If this is the case, I don't see any significant changes, because she has been strongly involved in the efforts to reach a peace deal; as far as Iran is concerned, I don't see any significant changes in the Israeli appoach either.
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1): I think the most likely successor is current Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who will be the first female PM since Golda.
I think it will be Benji Netanyahu. The Israeli's are starving for a leader who isn't afraid to use force when pushed to and won't back down when confronted. Olmert has made the Israeli's almost impotent.