The American Administration intends to invite the Israeli acting Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, to visit the White House ahead of the Israeli general election slated for March 28.
The Israeli Radio reported, on Thursday, that Olmert will visit Washington next month in order to hold talks on the results of the upcoming Palestinian legislative elections which will be held on January 25.
Israeli political sources reported that the invitation aims to support Olmert and increase the chances of Kadima party to win the elections and form the new government.
Earlier this week, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, reported that the American administration believes that Olmert is a continuation of the policy of Ariel Sharon, who is currently in a coma after suffering massive stroke and brain hemorrhage eight days ago.
Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported on Thursday that Olmert might meet with the Egyptian President, Hosney Mubarak, and the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, before the Israeli general elections.
On Wednesday, Haaretz published a public poll that showed the Kadima party, headed by Olmert, is receiving extended support from members who supported that Likud, Labor, and Shinui parties.
The poll showed Kadima receiving 44 Knesset seats, Labor party 16 and the Likud 13, while Shinui party only received 4 seats.
The result was considered by some Israeli political analysts as sympathy with Sharon who formed the party. Some of Olmert’s associates said that they expect the support for Kadima in the polls to reduce as the elections approach.
They added that if Olmert manages to spend the coming period before the elections, Kadima party could be the biggest party to form the next government.