Monday, July 17, 2006
Enough is Enough
WorldNetDaily After six days of war, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Knesset and the world today he will fight until the terrorist threats of Hamas and Hezbollah are eliminated. Emphasizing Israel did not ask for the conflict, Olmert said the Jewish state, nevertheless, will not back down from fighting. "We stand at a national moment of truth. Will we agree to live under this evil threat or will we fight. … There is no more just struggle than that we are now engaged in," Olmert said, according to Israel National News. "Citizens of Israel, there are moments in the life of a nation, when it is compelled to look directly into the face of reality and say: Enough," he said. "And I say to everyone: Enough is enough. Israel will not be held hostage – not by terror gangs or by a terrorist authority or by any sovereign state." "There is nothing we want more than peace on all of our borders," Olmert told the Knesset. But, he said, "Israel will not agree to live with rockets fired on its citizens. Only a nation that can protect its freedom deserves it." The prime minister once again affirmed Israel's refusal to negotiate with Hezbollah and Hamas over kidnapped soldiers. "It is of regional and international interest to control and dismantle the terror organizations and remove this threat from the Middle East," he said. "We intend to do so." Olmert invoked the names of the grandmother and grandchild killed in a missile attack in Har Meron, 50-year-old Andrea Zeidman and teenager Ella Abouksis. "Our enemies were mistaken to think that our desire to show restraint was a sign of weakness," Olmert declared.