Bold Speech Given By Ehud Olmert about Israel and Hezobollah?-Fiction!

Bold Speech Given By Ehud Olmert, the Prime Minister of Israel-Fiction!


Summary of eRumor:

During the military engagement between Israel and Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon in the summer of 2006, this eRumor circulated and was said to be a speech by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The Truth:

The speech is not one written or delivered by Prime Minister Olmert.   It was authored by Israeli political reporter Ben Caspit and offered as the type of speech he felt the prime minister ought to give.  It was published in Ma’ariv, Israel’s most widely-read evening newspaper, then later translated into English and started being circulated without the explanation of who wrote it.