Say it ain’t so, Joe. The latest report is that Olmert accepted the UN brokered peace deal. Without even knowing the details, I’m absolutely certain that any “peace” deal that goes through the is a loss for Israel:
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has accepted an emerging Mideast cease-fire deal and informed the United States of his decision, Israeli officials said Friday.
Olmert will recommend that his government approve the deal in its meeting on Sunday, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief journalists on the internal discussions.
It was not immediately clear whether Israel’s expanded ground offensive would be frozen. Defense officials said it appeared the campaign would be halted.
I have a friend who saw this coming, who said that Israelis — especially the million Israelis already dislocated by war — will begin a mass exodus from Israel, and that Israel will cease to exist in three years. He’s been prescient about most things. Let’s hope he’s wrong about this one.