Olmert: Agreeing to J'lem concessions was 'very painful'

December 2, 2012 10:48

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert said Saturday that agreeing to concessions on Jerusalem during peace talks with the PA was "the most difficult moment" of his life.

"It was very very painful," Olmert told David Igantius of The Washington Post, who was hosting the conversation at the Saban Forum in Washington.

"And yet I knew there was no alternative," Olmert continued. "If you want to make peace you have to be ready to make tough decisions - this is what you were elected for."

Olmert accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government of "not being dedicated to the peace process in a realistic way that will bring peace."

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