TEL AVIV (Reuters)-- Palestinians were wildly jubilant on Thursday as they enthusiastically celebrated the creation of a Palestinian state.
"This is a great day for the Palestinian people," said former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as his former state of Israel was renamed Palestine and all of its land and property were ceded to Palestinians.
"Allah Akbar!" he shouted as he waved enthusiastically to the assembled crowds of Palestinians and ducked as they fired their guns into the air.
"Yes, the creation of the state of Palestine was a dream of my forebear Yasser Arafat," said the first Prime Minister of Palestine, Yasser Arafat II, a clone of Yasser Arafat created and grown by Russian scientists from cells saved from the deceased Arafat.
"I wish the original Arafat was here to witness this day he long dreamed about," said the clone.
Olmert went on to describe how his former Israeli government had finally recognized that Israel had to give back all of the land that it had stolen from the Palestinians, and also give the millions of dispossessed Palestinians billions of dollars in compensation for their pain and suffering and losses.
"The easiest way to make these amends was of course simply to change the name of Israel to Palestine, and to transfer land titles from Israelis back to their original Palestinian owners," he indicated. "Now we have finally done the right thing."
Olmert then said that he and all the other Jews of the former state of Israel were "moving out."
"I guess I'll get an apartment in New York city, and maybe open up a delicatessen," said Olmert.
Other Israelis indicated they were going to move to Toronto, New York, and other cities which have large Jewish populations.