PM: I feel the pain of Sderot

Olmert, during visit to Berlin, says that he believes "with all his heart" that the situation will improve.

olmert 88 good  (photo credit: AP)
olmert 88 good
(photo credit: AP)
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday expressed solidarity with the plight of the bombarded residents of Sderot and said that he believed "with all his heart" that their situation would eventually improve. "[Even] here I feel the pain of the residents of Sderot, like I felt the pain of the residents of Kiryat Shmona, like I felt the pain of the residents of Beit She'an and like I felt the pain of the residents of Jerusalem" Olmert said during a visit to the Jewish Museum in Berlin. "Every city had to deal with such adversity in its time," he said. "They justifiably want what everybody else wants - to live in security and without a daily threat." "This is not something that can happen in one day," said Olmert, "the security establishment has the tools and all of the necessary confirmations to deal with this threat." "I believe with all my heart that it will change," he added. One did not need to come to Berlin to see that "the Jewish people can have no future without strength. The future, the faith and the hope can be the foundations of peace." "That is what we're struggling for; that is what we're fighting for," Olmert said.