Likud source: Olmert is now Abbas' mouthpiece

Likud source slams former PM Olmert, says he's 'still living in the previous decade.'Hezki Baruch, 9/22/2018, 9:00 PM

Gush Katif still hurts, Mr. Netanyahu

Are Jews always to keep a packed suitcase in the closet, even in Israel? Jack Engelhard, 9/9/2018, 10:03 AM

Security detail for Barak and Olmert

Report: Knesset committee to approve security for former prime ministers for a period of 20 years at the request of the Shin Bet.Ben Ariel, 7/4/2018, 4:06 AM

Ehud Olmert's new job

Former Prime Minister and convicted felon Ehud Olmert lands first-post jail gig.Tzvi Lev, 7/1/2018, 7:00 PM

Olmert: Israel should consider other operational methods in Gaza

Former PM says Israel should consider methods that will be less violent and damaging in dealing with riots along Gaza border.Ben Ariel, 6/7/2018, 4:38 AM

'What we did in Syria can't be done in Iran'

Former PM at Jerusalem Post conference: If Israel makes peace with the PA, there will immediately be peace with 10 Arab countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2018, 5:06 AM

Attorney General vs. Olmert: 'Moral flaw'

Mandelblit attacks former PM, uncertain whether even expunged criminal record would allow him to re-enter politics.Mordechai Sones, 4/10/2018, 8:00 PM

Will former PM Olmert return to politics?

Ehud Olmert requests presidential pardon on bribery conviction.JTA, 4/9/2018, 4:17 PM

Bolton updated Israel to avert hostile UN moves

Bolton called and said: 'Danny, you've got to call the Prime Minister right now, for him to phone the President so he'll stop this.'Mordechai Sones, 3/25/2018, 2:55 PM

Gilad Shalit's father: Ehud Olmert trying to rewrite history

Noam Shalit says former prime minister lied about alleged deal that would have freed his son from Hamas captivity years earlier.Tzvi Lev, 3/18/2018, 5:56 PM

Olmert says haredi Kabbalist predicted Hezbollah attack

Former prime minister says haredi Kabbalist correctly warned that Hezbollah would attack Israeli missile boat during Second Lebanon War.Tzvi Lev, 3/18/2018, 7:34 AM

Olmert: Ehud Barak torpedoed deal to free Gilad Shalit

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert accuses Ehud Barak of torpedoing deal to free captured soldier Gilad Shalit.Tzvi Lev, 3/15/2018, 6:14 PM

Olmert on Netanyahu: May his tenure end quickly

Former Prime Minister comments on cases against Netanyahu: I do not wish him harm on a personal level.Elad Benari, 2/8/2018, 5:12 AM

No criminal investigation against Olmert

State Prosecutor won't launch criminal investigation against former PM over possession of classified documents.Elad Benari, 1/31/2018, 4:37 AM

Olmert: 'I erred'

Former Prime Minister speaks about 'numerous mistakes' made during his tenure as Prime Minister, but criticizes current government.Tzvi Lev, 1/7/2018, 10:41 AM

'You don't base judgments on news headlines'

Former minister Gideon Sa'ar says PM Netanyahu should not resign, has wide base of support.Hezki Baruch, 12/23/2017, 6:59 PM

Last case against Olmert to be closed?

Attorney General reportedly to announce closing of case against former PM on suspicion of taking classified documents from jail.Ben Ariel, 11/27/2017, 1:09 AM

Journalist: Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert harassed me

Army Radio reporter says Israel is in the 'midst of a revolution,' she believes every woman who speaks up after 30 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2017, 8:20 PM

Israeli pop star sharing prison wing with former Chief Rabbi

Israeli pop star Kobi Peretz entered prison on Sunday, is housed in the same prison wing as former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger.Tzvi Lev, 10/16/2017, 10:20 AM

'Olmert adopted the family, simple as that'

Former PM participates in wedding of daughter of former deputy killed in a car accident, whose family Olmert since took under his wing.Uzi Baruch, 7/6/2017, 10:56 AM

Olmert released from prison

Former Prime Minister released from prison after parole board ruled that his sentence would be shortened.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2017, 6:35 AM

'Olmert is the most corrupt politician'

Zehut party leader Moshe Feiglin says former PM Ehud Olmert does not deserve sympathy and early release due to his cruelty against Israelis.Shimon Cohen, 6/29/2017, 10:05 PM

It's final: Ehud Olmert to be freed from prison on Sunday

Prosecution declines to appeal parole board decision to free former Prime Minister from jail. Olmert to be released on Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2017, 8:53 PM

'Don't appeal, let Olmert be'

Yesh Atid MK calls on prosecution not to appeal decision to release Olmert from prison early. 'There is a scent of wrongful persecution.'Mordechai Sones, 6/29/2017, 11:58 AM

Olmert to be released early

Former PM scheduled to be released from prison this Sunday, subject to a prosecution request for delay in release in order to appeal.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 6/29/2017, 9:03 AM

Marzel: Olmert must be released

Baruch Marzel blasts treatment of former PM as 'inhumane and un-Jewish.' 'He did his time.'Benny Tocker, 6/29/2017, 12:13 AM

Olmert released from hospital

A week after Olmert admitted to hospital with chest pains, former Prime Minister discharged and returned to Maasiyahu prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2017, 2:45 PM

Bennett: The time has come to free Olmert

'There is no argument about his definitive contribution to Israel’s security. The time has come to show mercy.”Hezki Baruch, 6/23/2017, 1:00 PM

Olmert suffers possible heart attack

Former PM taken to the hospital a week before announcement by parole board on his request for early release.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2017, 3:31 PM

Olmert in trouble again

Justice Ministry to investigate former PM for writing book containing classified information while in prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2017, 6:12 PM

Police raid publishing house over suspected material from Olmert

Police raid book publishing offices of Yediot Aharonot to find material which, according to suspicions, was transferred by ex-PM Olmert.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2017, 10:11 AM

Police won't object to Olmert early release

Israel Police make clear they will not object to the early release of former Prime Minister.Ido Ben Porat, 6/5/2017, 4:06 AM

Olmert's lawyers: An attempt to blacken former PM's name

Lawyers of jailed former PM Ehud Olmert deny report he had classified documents in his prison cell, say it is an attempt to harm his appeal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2017, 10:34 PM

Classified documents found in Olmert's cell

Channel 2 News reports one of Olmert's lawyers was caught smuggling classified documents out of his cell. Investigation underway.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/19/2017, 9:31 PM

President Rivlin rejects Olmert's pardon request

Israeli President refuses to grant pardon to ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, now serving jail term for corruption charges.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 3/27/2017, 2:20 PM

Shaked supports pardoning Olmert

Justice Minister calls on President Rivlin to pardon former Prime Minister convicted of accepting bribes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2017, 8:42 PM

Coalition chairman supports pardon for Olmert

MK David Bitan says he supports granting a pardon to former Prime Minister who is in jail for corruption.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2017, 5:14 AM

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