Olmert slams gov't, urges PM to answer to US requests

Former prime minister says Netanyahu should stop arguing with and offending whole world, urges renewal of W.Bank settlement moratorium.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 12, 2010 18:41
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Ehud Olmert makes speech

Ehud Olmert speech 311. (photo credit: Yossi Zamir)

Former prime minster Ehud Olmert slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government on Tuesday calling on it to answer to requests made the US to renew the West Bank settlement moratorium.

Speaking at the Socio-Economic Forum put on by the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry Olmert condemned Netanyahu's decision to not answer to US President Barack Obama's request that Israel declare a two-month extension of the West Bank building freeze, saying that the prime minister's s refusal damaged Israel's strategic interests.

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