Posted on June 16, 2006, by & filed under News.


After meeting President Jacques Chirac in France in June, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to push ahead with his contentious plan to redraw Israel’s borders with the Palestinians, unilaterally if necessary. “The plan is inevitable, it will be implemented, hopefully by agreement, but it will be implemented,” he told reporters.

Olmert also insisted that he would never cede Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, revered as a holy site by Jews and Muslims.