Olmert's speech to participants at a "World without Islam" conference set a hard-line foreign policy course that continues the saber-rattling of his predecessor, ( 2002: George Bush gives Israel the go-ahead to use nuclear weapons against Iraq if Saddam attacks Israel before the American invasion of Iraq. Pentagon Office of Special Plans uses information from Iraqi dissidents and Israel's Mossad to convince Americans that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction that are an imminent threat against America. Israel launches Ofek-5 satellite with a powerful new inter-continental missile.) Ariel Sharon.
"The world should know, thundered Olmert, that Israel will take any steps necessary to bring about our goals, including invoking the Sampson Option."