Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin criticized former prime minister Ehud Olmert, Sunday afternoon, for Olmert's attacks on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Referring to Olmert's recent conviction on a corruption charge during a meeting with Likud student activists at the Hebrew University, Rivlin said, "The former prime minister, who is one of dubious morals, appears on television as a prime-minister elect and preaches to us how to behave morally. His appearance, last Friday, was part of a campaign for the 20th Knesset, assuming that these elections are closer than they appear. [Editor's note: the current campaign is for the 19th Knesset.] Olmert's campaign for prime minister creates within him the daring to place moral and public obstacles in front of Prime Minister Netanyahu, already at this stage."