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Batya Medad made aliya from New York to Israel in 1970 and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Recently she began organizing women's visits to Tel Shiloh for Psalms and prayers. (For more information, please email her.) Batya is a newspaper and magazine columnist, a veteran jblogger and recently stopped EFL teaching. She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer and HolyLand hitchhiker, always seeing things from her own very unique perspective. For more of Batya's writings and photos, check out:
Tammuz 28, 5768, 7/31/2008
Yes, There's Always a Trick!
Olmert's too smart to just fade away. And he hasn't resigned. He's just planning on resigning. At least that's
I'm ready for a new protest movement:
The law is very complicated.
All this excitement over his "resignation plans" reminds me of the people spending their winnings before the money's in their hands. Ehud Olmert has not yet resigned.
The Kadima Party, full of egotistical opportunists all running to grab "the ring." Actually, one very astute member of its leadership has been very quiet. You always see him loyally at Olmert's side. I wouldn't be surprised if when the dust settles after an inconclusive Kadima Primary, Tzachi Hanegbi will suddenly appear looking very mature and competant.
It breaks my heart to think that Geula Cohen's son is Ehud Olmert's protege`, but it seems pretty obvious.
Don't Get So Excited! There's A Trick
I'm a CPA's daughter and a lawyer's mother; I'm very grounded and pragmatic. As far as I'm concerned, until Ehud Olmert actually hands in a letter of resignation and the "cancellation" time is up, he hasn't resigned, and I'm not celebrating. So far, like his dramatic announcement of Prostate Cancer, which never needed treatment, this resignation is just a smoke screen.