Rabbis urge Bush to skip Olmert meeting


A group of right-wing Israeli rabbis asked President Bush not to meet with Ehud Olmert .


Bush is scheduled to arrive in Israel Wednesday to mark the 60th anniversary of the Jewish state’s founding.

The rabbis in a letter took Bush to task for pressing Israel to make concessions to terrorists and for considering meeting with the Israeli prime minister, who is “under criminal investigations from top to bottom, while his personal situation pushes him to give in to pressure.”


“In the name of the people of Israel, the Land of Israel, the Torah of Israel and the God of Israel, we demand that his honor the president cease the pressure on the State to hand lands to the Arabs. We ask the president not to meet with Mr. Olmert to discuss these issues, particularly not at this time,” the letter said.


The letter was signed by the head of the Yesha Rabbinical Council and spiritual leader of Kiryat Arba, Rabbi Dov Lior, as well as Rabbis David Druckman, Yakkov Yosef, Shmuel Eliyahu and Shalom Dov Wolpe.

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