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

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