The apparent pressure that Sec of State Condaleeza Rice is placing on the transitional Olmert administration is truly outrageous.
She allegedly forced the Israelis to yield on their refusal to allow all PA parties,including Hamas to campaign in Jerusalem.
Now is the time for Olmert to stand tall and refuse to be bullied.
I recall when Netanyahu was in office but a few days, the Administration gave him the “ bums rush” in trying to pressure him before he even had his foreign policy team together.
It may be time for American Jewish organizations to speak out early- on in this transitional process.