Olmert tells BBC Israel would make 'dramatic concessions' for Palestinians

Israel would be ready to make "dramatic concessions" in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, including ceding tracts of land, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told BBC Arabic, Thursday overnight. However, Olmert added that the Palestinians too would have to make compromises. On a different topic, Olmert said he would be willing to make compromises in order to reach a peace agreement with Syria, but there were "several issues" that needed to be resolved before such an agreement would materialize.