Olmert Says Farewell to Bush, Vows To Remain in Office
(IsraelNN.com) Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is en route to Tel Aviv after ending his three-day visit to the United States with a phone call to Kadima supporters. He told them he "will rule the country for a very, very long time."
He wrapped up his three-visit with another threat that Israel is closer than ever towards staging a full-scale counterterrorist operation in Gaza. Egyptian peace efforts "are not ripening in a way that can bring a cease-fire," he told reporters in Washington.