Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has addressed the AIPAC conference in Washington and has told delegates: "We must stop the Iranian threat by all possible means.” Later today Olmert is due to meet with Bush to discuss Iran and Israel’s security.
Olmert is a man on his way out of power. While Bush would like to leave the Presidency having seen the establishment of a Palestinian state, the reality is; it will not happen. Olmert wants a Palestinian state that is totally subservient to Israel in order to have a place where Israel can send its Israeli Arabs so that Arab demographic growth doesn’t get the better of Jewish dominance in an Israeli state. The extreme right-wing Zionists both in Israel and in the US and elsewhere do not want any form of Palestinian state. With Olmert on the way out, and the likelihood if there is an election of right-wing Zionist Benjamin Netanyahu becoming the next Israeli Prime Minister, Bush may now dismiss any notion of a Palestinian state being likely and opt simply to ‘deal’ with Iran by bombing it into ‘regime change’ prior to leaving office.
It’s a frightening scenario.