Olmert: I will continue to lead Israel's agenda

"I will continue to lead Israel's agenda," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Saturday night, two days after the gag order on details of his investigation for unlawfully receiving money from American businessman Morris Talansky was lifted. Olmert, who was addressing a conference of Kadima and Zionist youth in Kfar Truman, also referred to the Friday's fatality Jimmy Kdoshim and reiterated his pledge to bring peace with the Palestinians. "We must lead Israel to a situation wherein it will make peace with her rivals and enemies in order to bring an end to the wars that have plagued it since before its inception," Olmert said. "For now, we will continue to do what must be done for the sake of Israel's military deterrence. We mourn for all of Israel's dead, as well as for Jimmy Kdoshim, who was killed by a mortar shell. We will not cease our tireless efforts until the residents of the South are safe." "The other side," he said, "knows how strong and painful the blow that lands on it can be."