Olmert faces right-wing rebellion

There may be no need for a right wing rebellion against the Olmert-led coalition government after of today’s escalations in Gaza. Talks over “core issues” may collapse just fine on their own.

Ehud Olmert’s governing Israeli coalition was facing a period of turbulence as it opened formal negotiations yesterday with the Palestinian leadership on the “core issues” at the heart of the Middle East conflict. With Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the most right-wing party in Mr Olmert’s government already threatening to walk out, Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the opposition Likud, urged both him and the religious party Shas to do so “to stop this process”… Click for full article

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