Prime Minister Olmert has launched an IDF attack on the Hamas war machine in Gaza in an attempt to stop the missile attacks on Israel's cities.But will Olmert use Dr. Condoleeza Rice's arrival in Israel this week to explain a curtailing of the operation?
"Prime minister Ehud Olmert suddenly decided on the pullback of Israeli ground and armored units from northern Gaza before dawn Monday before they reached their goal of halting Palestinian fire. Stage one of Operation Hot Winter was announced at an end. He was later attacked by members of the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee for aborting the operation in contradiction of the pledges he and the defense minister made Sunday. Both had vowed that military ground action would press on until the Hamas missile-rocket offensive against Israeli civilians was stamped out."-moreYour thoughts on the situation?