Olmert's speech at University of Kentucky draws protests

The Lexington Herald-LeaderOctober 15, 2009 

A speech by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Wednesday night on the University of Kentucky campus filled the Singletary Center for the Arts and also saw dozens of protesters.

Amid tight security, the leader endured heckling during parts of his speech, which included his thoughts on nuclear threats from Iran in the Middle East, the road to peace and also the impact of the Nobel Peace Prize on Barack Obama's presidency.

"Everything is on the table," he said about the first issue. Options, he said, range from "complete acquiescence" to military attack.

Other countries on that side of the hemisphere that have developed or are developing nuclear weapons don't pose as big a threat as Iran, he said.

"None of them can be compared to the Iranians," he said.

He said if the world would understand the gravity of the situation with Iran that practical solutions would be found.

"The state of Israel does not want to fight with Iran," he said.

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