Ehud Olmert - Quotes

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Political leaders can help change the psychological climate which affects the quality of relationships among people. ---->>>

There is a Western world. There is America. There is Great Britain and Germany and France and Russia and China and other nations. I doubt that there is one country amongst those I mentioned which has a desire to see Iran, with its fundamentalist, Islamic, extremist government, possessing nuclear weapons. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I was not born to be prime minister, and I'm not going to stay here until the end of my life. I'm too young for that. ---->>>

When the President of Iran talks about removing Israel from the face of the Earth and is building nuclear bombs with a range of 3000km, you have to be worried. ---->>>

I'm not in power, but my ideas are in power. And my ideas will prevail. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Every prime minister ... has the responsibility to provide security for his people. ---->>>

I know I'm unpopular. ---->>>

I think the attempt to draw a comparison between Iran and Syria is false, misleading and dangerous. ---->>>

Iran is a major threat to the well-being of Europe and America just as much as it is for the state of Israel. ---->>>

It is important that democracy in Lebanon is protected and that Hezbollah will not be supported by outside forces like Syria and Iran. ---->>>

A prime minister has to keep a certain balance when dealing with sensitive issues. ---->>>

A prime minister must not promise things that can't be fulfilled. ---->>>

In Israel we tend to be carried away by our emotions. ---->>>

Iran is an anti-Semitic, terrorist government. ---->>>

Israel always has to be in a position to defend itself against any adversary and against any threat of any kind. ---->>>

Look, miracles in the Middle East are a reality. ---->>>

The military operation in Lebanon was the most successful military operation in recent Israeli history. Many in Israel don't recognise that. ---->>>

Growing up in Israel, how can I not be an optimist? When you remember what Israel was 50 years ago and you see Israel now, one of the most successful countries in the world, stable, democratic, with an enormously stable economy despite everything that has happened in the global economy in the last few years, how can I not be an optimist? ---->>>

I am focused on what needs to be done for the people of Israel. Period. I do not pity myself and I do not pat myself on the shoulder. I get up in the morning full of energy to fulfill my mission. ---->>>

I never thought that Syria and Israel should engage in a violent confrontation because I don't think that there is any particular interest for any of us to do it. ---->>>

I sometimes feel tired. But there are so many reasons for being tired. ---->>>

I have to think about the possible ramifications of an early retirement. ---->>>

I know the war in Iraq is controversial in the States, but for us in the Middle East it has made a great and significant impact. ---->>>

I love my country more than anything else. ---->>>

I want to arrive at the possibility of peace with the Syrians, and when I believe that the conditions are right, I will not miss the opportunity. ---->>>

My doctors say I am very healthy. ---->>>

For me to propose a division of Jerusalem was really terrible. I did it because I reached a conclusion that without which there will not be peace. ---->>>

Peace is important for Israel. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

When you fight for the impossible, sometimes you lose everything. ---->>>

Israel will not tolerate a situation in which Iran has effective control of non-conventional weapons that can be used directly against the state of Israel. ---->>>

The Palestinians are facing a historic junction at which they will have to decide whether they want to remain stuck in a corner of extreme fundamentalism, which will cut them off from the entire world, or whether they are ready to take the necessary steps. My role is to assist in building this process. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Who thinks seriously that if we sit on another hilltop, on another hundred meters, that this is what will make the difference for the state of Israel's basic security? ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Israeli
Born: 09-30, 1945
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Occupation: Politician
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Ehud Olmert (Hebrew: אֶהוּד אוֹלְמֶרְט‎‎, IPA: [eˈhud ˈolmeʁt]; born 30 September 1945) is an Israeli politician and lawyer. He served as the 12th Prime Minister of Israel from 2006 to 2009 and before that as a cabinet minister from 1988 to 1992 and from 2003 to 2006. Between his first and second stints as a cabinet member, he served as mayor of Jerusalem from 1993 to 2003 (wikipedia)