Monday, November 10, 2008

Olmert Rapes Rabin's Memory By Suggesting Rabin Would Divide Jerusalem. Is There One Shred Of Human Decency Left In Olmert?


This is so vile and so disgusting that I can’t believe the man can stand before a crowd and say these things. He has no right to say what Rabin would have done, Olmert certainly has no idea what Rabin would have done.

I don’t like Rabin, I don’t like his policies, and I feel he was completely wrong; but even I am offended that Olmert would use Rabin’s memory in such a callous manner!

Olmert has made Rabin into a hand-puppet. No longer a man, Rabin is now a shell who can be manipulated to support the policies of a failed corrupt leader who is on his way out.

Shame on Olmert! He claims to be “inspired” by Rabin, but I highly doubt Rabin would stand still to be used in such a way.

In fact, if one simply Google’s Yitzhak Rabin’s most famous quotes, the top of the list is always this one: “Jerusalem is united, will never be divided again!”

Rabin also said, “For me, Jerusalem was united, will be under Israel sovereignty, will be the capital of Israel and the heart of the Jewish people.”

Rewriting history and taking advantage of the dead is not the way to get your way, Ehud! Why don’t you just get on a nice little boat and float back to your beloved France before you completely destroy any opportunity for there to be one person left in Israel who would think of you fondly. I know you will leave like the coward you are, before the elections—afraid that if you remain without the protection of your office—you will be immediately thrown in prison.

You are a failure, a felon, and a fake.


Nov 10, 2008 16:22 | Updated Nov 10, 2008 18:00
Olmert at Rabin memorial: We must cede parts of Jerusalem

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday used a Jerusalem memorial ceremony for former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin to reiterate that Israel must be willing to cede parts of the capital.

Olmert at Rabin memorial: We must cede parts of Jerusalem
"If we want to keep Israel Jewish and democratic, we need to give up parts of the homeland we have dreamed about for generations and [mentioned] in our prayers, even Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem, and to return to a 1967 Israel with certain amendments," he said.

"The decision must be made now. The moment of truth has arrived. There is no escaping it, but [the opportunity] can be missed. If, God forbid, we dither, we will lose the support for the idea of two states. There is no need to expand on the alternative…Rabin will win," he continued.

"The moment of truth has arrived," he repeated. "We can push if off for many years in which blood will be spilled. But we must look at it honestly, proudly and responsibly. The bullets that killed Rabin could not stop the historic path that he led. Even after his death, Rabin will be victorious."

During the state ceremony at Mount Herzl, President Shimon Peres emphasized that even today, there were those who were inciting and causing harm and he said that the state must "utilize the law to its fullest, without fear."

He said that like then, there was now a small minority that had "the audacity" to undermine the state's authority.

"They hurt Palestinians, just because they are Palestinians, and challenge the law enforcement authorities, police and soldiers, who are protecting the country and also protecting them," he said. "The violent and dangerous minority must be condemned and isolated and we must silence their abusive and inciting words. Their damaging and destructive acts must not be tolerated as if they are a state within a state.

"Israel's honor, the power of democracy and rule of law, obligate this. The extremists have no future because they don't act justly. The majority of the electorate won't be frightened by this threatening minority. The people will defend their land, peace and democracy with all their might. They will overcome those struck by blindness, like just one candle can dissolve darkness."

"Yitzhak underwent a difficult metamorphosis," continued the president. "It didn't develop overnight and wasn't devoid of misgivings and deep concerns. As 'Mr. Security,' who for most of his years dealt with strengthening Israel military might and in ensuring its capability to win wars, and also as 'Mr. Peace,' Yitzhak suffered misgivings. But when Yitzhak made the moral and diplomatic decision, he never looked back. He reached forward with a determined and energetic heart."

"The bullets that were fired into Yitzhak's back didn't kill his way, because ideas and visions cannot be killed." stressed Peres. "But they were aimed at delaying, ruining and damaging a huge process, which had enormous regional and international support, for creating a new political and economic reality in this land and on its borders for the nations living here and the surrounding neighbors. The despicable murderer who showed contempt for Israel's democracy, and who assassinated its elected leader, hurt the nation's soul. It is not fitting for his voice to be heard.

A killer is a killer and there is no need for his fictitious philosophy."

Rabin's son, Yuval, also spoke at the ceremony.

"Another year has passed and we are still here. The atmosphere is similar, the mood has not changed. The same things are happing, the same voices are being heard," he lamented. "The smell of gunpowder is upon us again, this time from the house of an academic, and again the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) head has warned of a political assassination. Again, it is clear to everyone that the gun is loaded."


  1. Way to go! I read this article and immediately came to your site, knowing this would not have escaped your attention. Thank you for shedding some light on Rabin's position on Jerusalem, based on his OWN statements.

  2. B"H

    *Blush* You are so very kind and complimentary, Yosef! Thank you.


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