Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert requests pardon

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, currently serving 27-month prison sentence for corruption, requests pardon from President Rivlin.JTA, 1/31/2017, 10:29 PM

Olmert loses Supreme Court appeal in Talansky affair

Supreme Court rejects former PM's appeal of his conviction for accepting cash-filled envelopes from an American-Jewish businessman.JTA, 9/29/2016, 1:55 AM

Olmert asks for early release

Former Prime Minister submits application to the Prison Service asking for a reduction of his sentence in the Holyland affair.Ben Ariel, 8/25/2016, 6:28 AM

A missed opportunity, 10 years on

Gábor Somlai, 7/13/2016, 11:10 AM

Olmert freed from prison - for 48 hours

Former Prime Minister seen in public for first time since entering prison. Will return to Maasiyahu prison after two-day furlough.David Rosenberg, 7/11/2016, 10:52 AM

'Olmert is taking advantage of the law to get unlimited visits'

Prison service changes its guidelines after claiming former PM Ehud Olmert is 'taking advantage of law allowing unlimited lawyer visits.'Ido Ben-Porat, 6/4/2016, 11:04 PM

Watch: An inside look at Ehud Olmert's prison block

Prison Service publishes footage from block 10 in Maasiyahu Prison, which as of today will house disgraced former PM for the next 19 months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2016, 4:32 PM

Watch: Ehud Olmert enters prison

Disgraced former prime minister begins 19-month prison term for corruption. What can he expect on the inside?Ari Soffer, 2/15/2016, 2:42 PM

Olmert once again denies corruption on last day of freedom

Olmert denies accusations, but claims his punishment shows power of Israeli democracy.Yoni Kempinski, 2/15/2016, 9:14 AM

Ehud Olmert begins first day in prison tomorrow

Disgraced former Israeli prime minister to start 19-month sentence for corruption, though in relative luxury. Sentence could be lengthened.Steve Weizman, 2/14/2016, 3:18 PM

Olmert sentenced to an additional month in jail

Court hands former PM another month in jail in addition to Holyland scandal sentence; he will begin serving time in 5 days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 9:21 AM

Olmert admits to obstruction of justice

Former PM Ehud Olmert admits in court to two counts of obstructing justice, as part of plea bargain.Shimon Cohen, 2/2/2016, 8:12 AM

Supreme Court hears yet another appeal by ex-PM Olmert

Olmert pleads with judges to cancel 8-month sentence, asserting the ordeal has felt like 'tennis balls' being fired at him for years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2016, 9:02 PM

Ex-PM Olmert strikes deal to avoid second jail term

Ehud Olmert to serve six months in jail for attempting to bribe long-time aide concurrently with 18-month sentence for corruption.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2016, 7:58 PM

Report: Barak won't be investigated over alleged 'bribes'

Reports say Attorney General will not open a criminal investigation over Olmert's claims that Barak took bribes.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 1/13/2016, 6:43 AM

'Olmert's jailing is going to be a headache'

Jurist notes on former PM's court victory, but says even one day in jail for him has great meaning - although state secrets complicate that.Benny Tucker, 12/30/2015, 9:17 AM

Watch: Analysis on Olmert verdict with attorney Sharon Nahari

From today's ILTV edition. Attorney Sharon Nahari discusses Supreme Court ruling on former PM's appeal.ILTV, 12/30/2015, 5:59 AM

Olmert to enjoy deluxe conditions in prison

Ex-prime minister will serve less than one year, in a specially constructed bloc with TVs in each room, and wear civilian clothes.Gil Ronen, 12/29/2015, 10:23 PM

Watch: Olmert responds to prison sentence; 'I'm innocent'

Speaking outside the Supreme Court following his partially-successful appeal, former PM says he accepts 18-month sentence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2015, 12:12 PM

Court: Former PM Olmert to serve 18 months

Supreme Court partially accepts former PM Ehud Olmert's appeal against 6 years in prison.Matt Wanderman, 12/29/2015, 9:29 AM

Abbas admits: 'I rejected Israeli offer of PA state'

Abbas tells Israel TV that he turned down flat an offer by Olmert for a state on the equivalent of 99.5% of Judea and Samaria.Hillel Fendel, 11/22/2015, 1:07 AM

Ehud Olmert Sentenced to 8 Months in Talansky Affair

Former prime minister given more jail time and a hefty fine for his part in massive corruption scandal.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 5/25/2015, 8:44 AM

IPS Begins Preparations for Olmert Prison Sentence

Israeli Prison Service debating possible locations, whether Olmert can have a cellmate.Ido Ben-Porat, 3/30/2015, 10:58 PM

Olmert's Former Friend: He Had to be Convicted

Journalist Dan Margalit says if court hadn't found former PM guilty of corruption there would have been an 'earthquake' in Israel.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 3/30/2015, 10:07 AM

Ehud Olmert Found Guilty over Talansky Affair

Ex-PM found guilty of fraud and breach of trust after new evidence disproves his version of events.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 3/30/2015, 8:41 AM

Likud MKs: Left, Media 'Using' Comptroller to Make PM Look Bad

A report on housing set to be released soon by Comptroller Yosef Shapira is 'unnecessary' and 'cynical,' according to Likud MKs.Yaakov Levi, 2/22/2015, 9:09 PM

Hezbollah Reportedly Planned to Assassinate Ehud Olmert

Arabic report reveals Hezbollah sought to kill then-PM in response to killing of Imad Mughniyeh, but Israeli agent foiled the plan.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/11/2015, 9:00 AM

Netanyahu: I Didn't Promise Bennett Anything

In an interview, PM Netanyahu denies offering Bennett the Defense Ministry, blames Olmert and Lapid for housing crisis.Elad Benari, 1/7/2015, 1:13 AM

Olmert Aide to be Released from Jail Early

Shula Zaken's 11-month sentence as part of a plea bargain incriminating Olmert to be shortened by two-thirds.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 1/5/2015, 2:08 PM

Law Would Keep Crooked Politicians At Bay for 14 Years

Proposed bill: politicians convicted of offenses involving 'moral turpitude' will be banned from holding office for 14 years instead of 7.Moshe Cohen , 11/30/2014, 6:50 PM

Olmert to be Questioned Over 'Barak Takes Bribes' Tape

Police to summon former PM over his remarks to close aide that former Defense Minister "takes millions in bribes".Elad Benari, 11/24/2014, 1:15 AM

Olmert Told Aide that Barak 'is Taking Millions in Bribes'

In new recordings published on Channel 10, former PM is heard telling Shula Zaken that Ehud Barak took millions in bribes.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/7/2014, 9:46 PM

Damning Olmert Recordings Played in Holyland Corruption Trial

'Take the blame on yourself...he'll murder you,' Olmert is heard saying; corruption evidence grows as former aid takes stand.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 11/3/2014, 10:21 AM

Police Recommend Indicting Olmert

Former PM's legal troubles continue, as police recommend he be indicted on charges of obstruction of justice and witness tampering.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 5/30/2014, 3:12 AM

Holyland Judge Stands By Harsh Language Against Olmert

Judge David Rosen says he stands behind the harsh language he used to describe former PM's crimes.Ido Ben Porat, 5/29/2014, 4:16 AM

Olmert's Attorney: His Rights Were Violated

Former PM's attorney criticizes the conduct of Judge David Rosen, particularly when it came to Shula Zaken.Hezki Baruch, 5/27/2014, 2:14 AM

Shas MK: Olmert Should be Given Community Service, Not Jail Time

MK Nissim Ze’ev says that sending a former prime minister to jail gives the State of Israel a bad name.Benny Toker, 5/16/2014, 3:46 AM

Olmert Aid Shula Zaken Sentenced to 11 Months in Prison

Zaken granted lenient sentence as Judge David Rosen accepts plea bargain.Ari Soffer, 5/15/2014, 2:00 PM

Prisons Service Expects Olmert 'Headache'

Former Prisons Service officer says a special wing may have to be built for Olmert, who possesses state secrets.Benny Moshe, Gil Ronen, 5/13/2014, 12:35 PM

'Olmert's Verdict is a Lesson to Us All'

MKs begin to react to the Holyland Affair, condemning the former PM's actions - but praising Israel's fight against corruption.Tova Dvorin, Gil Ronen, 5/13/2014, 11:11 AM

Olmert Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

For the first time, a former prime minister is sentenced to prison time. Judge describes a public official who takes bribes as a 'traitor.'Gil Ronen, 5/13/2014, 10:14 AM

Tuesday is Sentencing Day for Olmert

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, convicted on two counts of bribery, expected to be given prison sentence.Elad Benari, 5/13/2014, 6:15 AM

Olmert: I Never Took a Bribe

At sentencing hearing, former PM says he never took a bribe, vows to appeal verdict.Nir Har Zahav, 4/30/2014, 5:42 AM

Prosecutors to Seek 5-7 Year Jail Term for Former PM Olmert

State prosecution sources say they are also seeking a stiff fine of more than one million shekels against disgraced former Prime Minister.AFP, 4/28/2014, 6:36 PM

Report: Prosecution to Seek Five-Year Term for Olmert

The Prosecution will ask for a five-year prison sentence for former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the Holyland affair.Elad Benari, 4/25/2014, 4:16 AM

Peres Praises Oslo Architect 'Peace Fighter'

Peres eulogizes 'peace fighter' Pundak who was 'ready to do anything for peace'; Olmert calls him 'man of justice, most realistic Israeli.'Ari Yashar, 4/11/2014, 3:09 PM

Olmert to be Questioned Next Week

Police officials say former Prime Minister will be summoned next week for questioning over suspicions of obstruction of justice.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/4/2014, 11:20 PM

Police Move Ahead with New Olmert Investigation

Shula Zaken summoned for questioning in obstruction of justice investigation against former PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2014, 4:15 AM

Olmert's Lawyer Blames the Media

Attorney Eli Zohar says the media “judges defendants in the town square”.Elad Benari, 4/3/2014, 2:12 AM

Looking Back at Olmertia

As the former Prime Minister is found guilty of fraud, let us not forget what his term of office was like. Victor Sharpe, 4/2/2014, 6:07 PM

Expert: It Could be Years Before Olmert Goes to Prison

Professor Suzie Navot says that Olmert will appeal his bribery conviction and that this process can take years.Benny Toker, 4/2/2014, 4:47 AM

Olmert, Harvard, the Best, the Brightest

Brainy leaders are all over the place. They make the mistakes. We pay the consequences. Jack Engelhard, 4/1/2014, 8:11 AM

Barkat: 'Sunshine' is the Best Antidote to Corruption

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is the heir of an odd legacy: The people who preceded him in office are both convicted felons.David Lev, 3/31/2014, 10:19 PM

Bennett: Israel Less Corrupt, More Jewish After Olmert Decision

The conviction of Ehud Olmert has a silver lining, says Economics Minister Naftali Bennett - it will make Israel more moral and more Jewish.Yaakov Levi, 3/31/2014, 5:33 PM

Peres: Olmert Conviction 'A Sad Day for Israel'

On a visit to Austria Monday, Shimon Peres discussed with Austria's Heinz Fischer Iran, the peace process - and Ehud Olmert.David Lev, 3/31/2014, 3:42 PM

Judge Won't Let Olmert Aide Off The Hook Lightly

Judge Rosen rejects request to lighten punishment of former Olmert bureau chief in Holyland corruption trial, demands better reasons.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 3/31/2014, 2:31 PM

Olmert Conviction: Cause for Celebration or Cause for Concern?

Mixed responses to conviction of former Prime Minister touch upon institutionalized corruption, his political legacy.Ari Soffer, 3/31/2014, 1:30 PM