November 11, 2013

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As part of the Global Leaders conversation series, former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert delivered remarks at NYU Washington, DC on November 11, 2013.

While at NYU Washington, DC, Mr. Olmert delivered remarks on the on-going Israeli-Palestinian piece talks, reflected on his tenure as Prime Minister, and talked broadly about regional issues, including the unrest in Syria and Egypt.

Mr. Olmert took time to answer audience questions, discussed his connection to New York University, and briefly met with NYU Washington, DC students.

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Ehud Olmert

With his election to Prime Minister, Olmert resolved to change the Government’s list of priorities. Reforms in education, the investment in children until the age of six, the actions to reduce the gaps and dealing with the minority sector all received an immediate expression in the guidelines of the new government.

Among the most remarkable achievements of the Government headed by Olmert is the establishment of Israel’s deterrence force when compared with its status on the eve of the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War. The distancing of Hizbullah from Israel’s border and the heavy cost of the war on this terrorist organization, and indeed on Lebanon as a whole, today contribute to the manner in which Israel is perceived among its neighbors.