45 Total Quotes

Ehud Olmert Quotes

Ehud Olmert
The behavior of the settlers cannot be tolerated. Today they crossed every line.
Ehud Olmert
#Behavior

Ehud Olmert
In the near future, I will set the permanent borders of the state of Israel. I prefer to do this by agreement with our neighbors.
Ehud Olmert
#Future

Ehud Olmert
I'm not expressing any ultimatum. If we reach the conclusion that the Palestinians are not prepared to meet the requirements that lead to negotiations, we will then move forward without getting a negotiating process. We are ready to change. We are not prepared to wait forever.
Ehud Olmert
#Conclusion

Ehud Olmert
Israel will not compromise with terrorism and will continue to fight it with full force. However, there is no intention of harming the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian population.
Ehud Olmert
#Compromise

Ehud Olmert
We are not ready in any way to allow a situation in which money transferred by the government of Israel will somehow end up in the control of murderous elements who want to harm Israeli citizens.
Ehud Olmert
#Government

Ehud Olmert
We are talking about a desire to define the permanent borders of Israel in the framework of an agreement (with the Palestinians) based on the road map.
Ehud Olmert
#Agreement

Ehud Olmert
Disengagement is a response to certain demographic realities, ... Within a few years, due to the higher Arab birth rate, Jews will become a minority in the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. I don't want [Israel] to be South Africa because we don't believe in apartheid. We simply have to separate from the Palestinians so that we can control our own destinies.
Ehud Olmert
#Birth

Ehud Olmert
We can never totally return to the indefensible pre-1967 borders, ... We simply cannot afford to make Israel [9 miles] wide again at its center. We can't allow the Palestinians to be a couple [miles] from [Tel Aviv's] Ben Gurion Airport in the age of shoulder-fire missiles with the capacity to shoot down jumbo jets. But that doesn't mean we must remain in every corner of the West Bank or in Gaza, where fewer than 10,000 Jews, living next to 1.3 million Palestinians, have been protected by twice as many soldiers.
Ehud Olmert
#Israel

Ehud Olmert
[Palestinian militants] started this terror, they have made the use of human bombs, those suicidal attackers, as frequent as possible, ... They've been doing it 300 times already. ... We expect it to happen every day.
Ehud Olmert
#Bombs

Ehud Olmert
We are in a war, a very brutal war that has been waged against every Jewish person in the heart of Jerusalem, ... My city is bleeding, day in and day out, with tens of civilians killed.
Ehud Olmert
#Heart

Ehud Olmert
This is a sign of absolute weakness by the prime minister of Israel ... if he will technically agree to it, the people of Israel will never approve it,
Ehud Olmert
#Israel

Ehud Olmert
We're under pressure because we haven't reached the point where we can form a stable government yet.
Ehud Olmert
#Government

Ehud Olmert
We believe that some maybe are still under the wreckage here, and the special units of the army are starting to work in order to move the wreckage in order to rescue all those that are still left here,
Ehud Olmert
#Army

Ehud Olmert
We are talking about a desire to define the permanent borders of Israel in the framework of an agreement [with the Palestinians] based on the road map.
Ehud Olmert
#Agreement

Ehud Olmert
What I say is the voice of Israel -- it must be clear. What I say is accurate. Gaza is not a trade-off for the West Bank.
Ehud Olmert
#Israel

Ehud Olmert
The operations will take as long as is needed to ensure that the fire against us will be curbed.
Ehud Olmert
#Fire

Ehud Olmert
Our eyes and those of the entire world are on the hospital in the hope that the prime minister, who went through so many battles in the past, will emerge from this battle safe and sound. This is a difficult situation that we are not accustomed to. ... This is a difficult hour, and we will get through it, together.
Ehud Olmert
#Eyes

Ehud Olmert
Israel's strength will allow it to face the situation. We will carry on running the country and pray for good news from the hospital.
Ehud Olmert
#Country

Ehud Olmert
We are closely monitoring developments in these difficult hours and our eyes, and those of the entire world, are directed toward the hospital in the hope of seeing the prime minister, who has emerged from so many previous battles, emerging from this battle as well and taking his seat here.
Ehud Olmert
#Eyes

Ehud Olmert
Israel cannot allow in any way or at any stage someone who has such hostile intentions against us to obtain weapons that could threaten our existence.
Ehud Olmert
#Israel

Ehud Olmert
The Oslo agreement had its weaknesses but it was also justified. There is no doubt that it forced Israeli society to self-examination that led to the conclusion that Israel must return to its correct borders,
Ehud Olmert
#Agreement

Ehud Olmert
We support the establishment of a modern, democratic Palestinian state. The existence of two nations, one Jewish and one Palestinian, is the full solution to the national aspirations and problems of each of the peoples.
Ehud Olmert
#Existence

Ehud Olmert
In order to ensure the existence of a Jewish national home, we will not be able to continue ruling over the territories in which the majority of the Palestinian population lives.
Ehud Olmert
#Existence

Ehud Olmert
In the elections tomorrow, and in the steps which will follow, they will have to decide: whether to take their fate into their hands or to again leave the key in the hands of the extremists, those who led them from bad to worse and condemned them to a life of misery and suffering.
Ehud Olmert
#Elections

Ehud Olmert
We will not negotiate with a government that does not keep to its most basic commitment fighting terror.
Ehud Olmert
#Commitment

Ehud Olmert
We must create a clear boundary as soon as possible, which will reflect the demographic reality on the ground. Israel will maintain control over the security zones, the Jewish settlement blocs, and those places which have supreme national importance to the Jewish people.
Ehud Olmert
#Israel

Ehud Olmert
The state of Israel will not negotiate with a Palestinian administration if even part of it is an armed terrorist organization calling for the destruction of the state of Israel.
Ehud Olmert
#Israel

Ehud Olmert
We cannot continue to control areas of the territories where most of the Palestinians live.
Ehud Olmert
#Control

Ehud Olmert
The State of Israel will not negotiate with a Palestinian administration if its members include an armed terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of the State of Israel; in any case, Israel will continue to fight terrorism with a heavy hand, everywhere.
Ehud Olmert
#Israel

Ehud Olmert
It must be made very clear, we are not going to transfer funds which could finance terrorist attacks against our civilians.
Ehud Olmert
#Finance