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Likud Lawmaker Aims to Block Rumored Comeback by Olmert

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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...

Olmert Bids Adieu To U.S. Jews, Says ‘Peace Within Reach’

JERUSALEM - In a normal year, an address by the Israeli prime minster would be treated as the centerpiece of a gathering of American Jews, especially one being held in Jerusalem.

Olmert Bids Adieu To U.S. Jews, Says ‘Peace Within Reach’

JERUSALEM - In a normal year, an address by the Israeli prime minster would be treated as the centerpiece of a gathering of American Jews, especially one being held in Jerusalem.

Confirmed: Jerusalem On The Negotiating Table

JERUSALEM - After months of denials, the status of Jerusalem is on the table in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Anatomy Of Collapse (Conclusion)

The perfect implementation of the expulsion without significant opposition from the soldiers leaves the IDF Samson shorn and blinded.

When Terrorism Becomes Convenient

It hadn't been a full week since a Palestinian Arab went on a bulldozer rampage in the streets of Jerusalem before Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his cronies used the terror attack to their political advantage.

Israel Pardons Murderers Of Jewish Florida Teen

JERUSALEM - Israel last week granted a complete pardon to a handful of senior terrorists, including the leaders of a terror cell responsible for a 2006 suicide bombing in which an American teenager and 10 other civilians were murdered, according to information obtained by The Jewish Press.

Reading Ehud Barak

On July 14, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak castigated UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which set the terms of the cease-fire that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Iran's Lebanese army Hizbullah, saying, "UN resolution 1701 didn't work, isn't working and won't work." He added, "UN resolution 1701 is a failure."

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

The Gaza cease-fire agreed to last week by Hamas and Israel is a "victory" for Palestinian "resistance" and will be used by local terrorist...

Olmert: An Out-Of-The-Box Analysis

I do not think that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government will fall in the near future.

Stalling Tactics And The Dubai Solution

Now that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's doctors did not significantly stall the police investigation into his highly suspect activities, we must brace ourselves for the prime minister's next delaying gimmick.

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