There is no ceasefire. There will not be any ceasefire.

— Ehud Olmert

The most remarkable Ehud Olmert quotes that are little-known but priceless

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?

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If the day comes when the two-state solution collapses, and we face a South African-style struggle for equal voting rights (also for the Palestinians in the territories), then, as soon as that happens, the State of Israel is finished.

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We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies, we want that we will be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with our enemies.

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

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

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Israeli lives are worth more than Palestinian ones.

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The formula for the parameters of a unilateral solution are: To maximize the number of Jews; to minimize the number of Palestinians; not to withdraw to the 1967 border and not to divide Jerusalem.

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Leadership is tested not by one's capacity to survive politically but by the ability to make tough decisions in trying times.

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I dont know that there is one serious American representative that will advise Israel to sit with a terrorist government and negotiate with them.

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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.

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

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Peace is important for Israel.

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About Ehud Olmert

Quotes 43 sayings
Profession Former Prime Minister of Israel
Birthday September 30, 1945

Look, miracles in the Middle East are a reality.

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

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I don't want to block every contact with the Palestinians, I think that would be a mistake, and I think that Abu Mazen has an independent status as democratically elected head of the Palestinian people, and it's important if I will talk with him.

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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.

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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.

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I know I'm unpopular.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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My doctors say I am very healthy.

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I love my country more than anything else.

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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.

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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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Iran is an anti-Semitic, terrorist government.

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

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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.

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For thousands of years, we Jews have been nourished and sustained by a yearning for our historic land. I, like many others, was raised with a deep conviction that the day would never come when we would have to relinquish parts of the land of our forefathers. I believed and to this day still believe in our people's eternal and historic right to this entire land.

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

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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.

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