Ehud Olmert 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Syria placed long-range chemical weapons on its border with Israel in 2007 in response to Israeli destruction of one of their nuclear reactors, 'Wikileaks' documents reveal.
The existence of the missiles was discussed in a March 2008 meeting with then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and several US congressmen.
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The agenda of the meeting, which was attended by current US Speaker of
the House John Boehner, included a discussion of Israel's plans for
dealing with Hamas rocket fire. According to the 'Wikileaks' documents,
Olmert detailed Israel's preparations for Operation Cast Lead and
expressed a desire to deal a significant blow to Hamas.
In the discussions, Olmert also expressed his support for PA
Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, praising Fayyad's work in the West Bank and
stating that he saw a significant difference between him and his
predecessor Yasser Arafat.