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  9/17/2008, Elul 17, 5768

Nasrallah: 'We Killed Greater Israel'


Hizbullah head Hassan Nasrallah gloated on Tuesday night following Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's statement earlier in the week that “There is no more 'Greater Israel.'” Hizbullah was responsible for “pounding the last nail in the coffin of 'Greater Israel,'” he said. “The victories of 2000 and 2006 destroyed the dream of a vast Israeli power,” he said, referring to Israel's retreats from southern Lebanon. “Today, we face 'Mediocre Israel.'”

Olmert ended Sunday's cabinet meeting with a scathing attack on supporters of Jewish sovereignty in the entire land of Israel, saying, “the idea of Greater Israel no longer exists, and anyone who continues to believe in it is fooling themselves.” He called on Israel to make concessions to the Palestinian Authority and expressed fear that if Israel and the PA did not reach a deal, Israel would become a binational state.