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The Ant-Churchill Tries to Rise Again

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 9, 2012
Could there be an Israeli politician more cynical than Ehud Olmert? Yesterday he accused PM Netanyahu of alienating President Obama — as if Obama could dislike him more — by ‘intervening’ in the US election.

Likud-Beiteinu Worrying Left

12 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
The merger of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Yisrael Beiteinu party of Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday has left-wing parties scrambling for a solution to the sudden show of solidarity on the part of the pro-nationalist camp.

Liberman Poll: Near-Tie between Olmert and Netanyahu

9 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
A new survey commissioned by Israel Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Liberman shows a near-tie between the Likud under Benjamin Netanyahu and a party led by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, bolstered by Tzipi Livni.

Olmert and Livni Hold Elections Pow Wow

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 18, 2012
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni may be throwing their hats into the political arena once more, teaming up to attempt to defeat the nationalist camp headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Israel’s State Prosecutor to Appeal Olmert Acquittals

1 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
Israel's state prosecutor will appeal the acquittals of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in two of three cases decided earlier this year.

Likud Lawmaker Aims to Block Rumored Comeback by Olmert

25 Tishri 5773 – October 11, 2012
Likud Party lawmaker Tzipi Hotovely reportedly petitioned Israel's Central Elections Committee to prevent former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert from running for office.

Olmert “Standing Tall” After Receiving Commuted Sentence

9 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
Former prime minister Ehud Olmert told a press conference Monday that he leaves court “standing tall” after being handed a one year suspended sentence and a fine of NIS 75,300 for breaching the public trust in what has been called the “Investment Center Affair”.

Elliot Abrams: Americans Support Israeli Strike on Iran; Iranians Don’t Fear Obama

11 Elul 5772 – August 28, 2012
“They do not think it’s possible. They do not think it’s in the cards. I think that is one of the reasons diplomacy has failed – and it has failed,” he said.

Olmert Acquitted Of Major Charges

22 Tammuz 5772 – July 11, 2012
JERUSALEM – A panel of three Jerusalem regional court judges acquitted former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday of all corruption charges in the Rishon Tours and Moshe Talansky matters. The judges, though, found him guilty of breach of trust in the Investment Center affair, which took place during Olmert’s tenure as minister of industry, trade and labor nearly a decade ago.

Olmert Acquitted on Most Charges, Convicted on Breach of Trust

20 Tammuz 5772 – July 10, 2012
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was "only" convicted of breach of trust, making him the first Israeli PM ever to be convicted of a criminal offense.

Russia to Possess Historic Building in Heart of Jerusalem

6 Tammuz 5772 – June 25, 2012
The transfer of one of Jerusalem’s most prime pieces of real estate to Russia will be finalized when the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) vacates its offices, following the completion of talks between Israel and Russia on Sunday.

Former PM Olmert: Divide Jerusalem For Peace

29 Iyyar 5772 – May 21, 2012
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday urged Israeli leaders to surrender large swaths of Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority if they want peace. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat disagree.

Bibi Will Fail, Like Other PMs Who Evicted Jews: Begin, Sharon, Olmert

13 Nisan 5772 – April 5, 2012
When the storm-troopers crashed the party early Wednesday afternoon, very few people were home. Most were at their "other homes," getting ready for Passover. It only took a few minutes for the hundreds of police, border police, soldiers and riot squad to round up a few women and kids, and see them to the door. Quiet, peaceful, almost pastoral. Almost. But not quite.

Olmert’s ‘Peace Partner’ Cannot Deliver and Has No Mandate

5 Nisan 5772 – March 28, 2012
The question today is not whether Abbas is a peace partner or not. Rather, what Olmert needs to ask is whether the Abbas can deliver or not. The answer is very simple and clear: even if Abbas wanted to deliver a peace deal, he cannot. His term in office expired in January 2009, but he remained at the behest of the Obama administration. The result is that he is seen by many Palestinians as an illegitimate leader.

Embarrassed by J Street’s Olmert Connection, B’Tselem Lies, Gets Caught… By Palestinians

28 Adar 5772 – March 22, 2012
As sponsors of the upcoming J Street conference, B'Tselem has had to explain to its Palestinian allies how it can be part of an event featuring as keynote speaker former PM Ehud Olmert, "the Butcher of Gaza." B'Tselem's response was typical – a lot of backpedaling and revisions. But what works for the op-ed pages of Ha'aretz and the NY Times does not wash with the Palestinian Center for Human Rights…

Plagued by Charges of Ineptness and Corruption, Olmert to Keynote at J Street Conference

8 Adar 5772 – March 2, 2012
Although J Street describes itself as a pro-Israel organization that supports peace between Israel and its neighbors, many Israelis and US Jews, including many public figures, have said that J Street is anti-Israel, particularly in relation to the security challenges facing the Jewish state. Several US Jewish leaders have objected to J Street's position on Israel, and have publicly disassociated themselves from the organization.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
  Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's attempts to negotiate with Syria collapsed this past week when Israel received a private message from Damascus that the Jewish...

Whoops, Missed!

20 Kislev 5769 – December 17, 2008
Tony Blair, the Middle East envoy for the Four Great Powers, told an interviewer that PM Olmert has already made a deal with Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Arab Authority.

Olmert’s Closing Act

13 Kislev 5769 – December 10, 2008
Ehud Olmert, facing criminal prosecution for corruption, is using his final days in office to subvert Israeli security and impose his own policy notions on the country - notions rejected by the overwhelming majority of Israeli citizens.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

President-elect Barack Obama is considering appointing his top Mideast adviser, Daniel Kurtzer, as U.S. envoy to the Middle East, a senior Israeli diplomatic source...

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