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

Former Prime Minister Olmert Convicted on Bribery Charges

Bureau chief Zaken and former Jerusalem Mayor Lupolianski among nine others found guilty of taking bribes in infamous Holyland case.Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 3/31/2014, 9:29 AM

Olmert Corruption Trial in Limbo Until Monday

Judge decides not to decide whether verdict to be announced as planned, leaving everyone in suspense until the morning.Gil Ronen, 3/30/2014, 9:48 PM

Olmert to be Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

Police launch a new investigation against former PM Olmert, following new evidence turned in by his former bureau chief, Shula Zaken.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 3/28/2014, 12:06 AM

Zaken Reportedly Has Incriminating Tape Against Olmert

Former PM's bureau chief has reportedly presented police with new evidence implicating him in obstruction of justice.Elad Benari, 3/27/2014, 12:14 AM

Zaken Won't Testify Against Olmert

Prosecution stops talks with Shula Zaken's attorneys, cite lack of supporting evidence in her new testimony.Elad Benari, 3/7/2014, 12:16 AM

Zaken Edging Closer to Testifying Against Olmert

Progress in negotiations between Shula Zaken and the prosecution on her testimony against former PM.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/28/2014, 11:01 PM

Olmert: It's Time We Say Thank You to the Americans

Former PM blasts the MKs from the Land of Israel Lobby who made tough comments during meeting with Ambassador Shapiro.Elad Benari, 2/27/2014, 6:13 AM

Former Olmert Aide May Testify Against Him

Shula Zaken, who has stood by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for years, has changed her mind and may sign a plea bargain.Elad Benari, 2/27/2014, 12:14 AM

Deathbed Promise Changed Olmert Trial

Sudden change in Olmert’s former secretary linked to ‘deathbed promise’ that has now been revoked.Maayana Miskin, 2/26/2014, 2:43 AM

'I Told Sharon, My Grandchildren Will Build Samaria'

Activist Moshe Zar, who served under Ariel Sharon in IDF, relates his intimate understanding of the builder-turned-destroyer.Ari Yashar, 1/21/2014, 6:00 PM

'Israel Cannot Get Rid of Israeli Citizens'

Finance Minister Yair Lapid attacks Liberman land swap plan, which would see Israeli-Arab communities incorporated into future PA state.Tova Dvorin, 1/7/2014, 11:43 AM

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Urges Deal with PA

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, hinting at disdain with PM, says deal would ensure both a 'Jewish Zionist state' and 'Palestinian state.'Tova Dvorin, 1/6/2014, 4:07 PM

The impurity of Kerry

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White House: We Collect Information Like All Other Countries

White House won't respond to reports that the NSA spied on Olmert and Barak. Israeli officials: We weren't surprised.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/20/2013, 10:01 PM

U.S., Britain Spied on Olmert and Netanyahu

Prime Ministers Netanyahu and Olmert were among those spied upon by the NSA, according to Snowden documents.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/20/2013, 8:29 PM

Bennett: Diskin Wrong - History Proves It

In Facebook post, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett attacks former Shin Bet chief over public calls to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.Tova Dvorin, 12/7/2013, 10:44 PM

Officials: Olmert a 'Continuous Failure'

Officials close to Prime Minister Netanyahu hit back at former PM Ehud Olmert who said Netanyahu was "declaring war" on the U.S.Elad Benari, 12/3/2013, 12:13 AM

Hotovely: Olmert's Remarks 'Hutzpa of a Failed Prime Minister'

Deputy Transportation Minister attacks former PM for criticizing Netanyahu, states 'he has no idea what being Prime Minister means.'Tova Dvorin, 12/2/2013, 11:07 PM

Lapid on Israel-US Relations: 'Closeness Our Greatest Asset'

While Lapid admits in CNBC interview that nuclear deal with Iran is dangerous, he sees dispute with US over issue as temporary.Tova Dvorin , 12/2/2013, 5:10 PM

'Olmert Thinks Israel is America's Slave'

MK Tzahi Hanegbi (Likud) defends Netanyahu after ex-PM Olmert accused him of 'waging war' on Obama.Gil Ronen, 12/2/2013, 11:55 AM

Netanyahu: I Will Not be Silent on Iran

PM responds to Olmert: "When I see that interests vital to the security of Israel's citizens are in danger, I will not be silent."Elad Benari, 12/2/2013, 12:14 AM

Olmert: We've Declared War on Obama Gov't

Former prime minister says 'attempts to sic Congress against the American administration' are a serious mistake.Gil Ronen, 12/1/2013, 8:50 PM

Olmert: I Never Took a Bribe For Holyland, Or Anything Else

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that he never took bribes to push ahead the construction of the Holyland housing project.David Lev, 9/29/2013, 3:50 PM

First Time: Olmert to Testify in Holyland Trial

Former Prime Minister will take the stand in corruption scandal involving luxury housing project.Maayana Miskin, 9/29/2013, 9:11 AM

MK Erdan: PA Responsible for Lack of Agreement, not Bibi

Yisrael Beiteinu Minister responds to accusations by former PM Olmert, "Palestinians want to start negotiations from the finish line"Ari Soffer, 7/15/2013, 8:21 AM

Are We Tired of Fighting?

The fantasy that Israel will live in blissful harmony with its neighbors when a Palestinian state is created is a powerful one. Att'y Steven M. Goldberg, 7/7/2013, 7:34 AM

Olmert to Mayors: Vote for Rabbi Lau

Former PM calls to vote for ‘personal friend’ Rabbi Lau. Sources close to race say Olmert’s support unhelpful.Maayana Miskin, 7/5/2013, 12:25 PM

‘Israel Leads World Battle against Terror’

Head of Israel advocacy group says Western world is waking up to Israel’s role in shared war on terrorism.Eliran Aharon, New York, 5/4/2013, 11:52 PM

Top Official: Iran Threat Greater Than Ever

A top security source told Channel Ten that despite appearances to the contrary, Israel's military option on Iran was very much alive,David Lev, 5/2/2013, 12:32 PM

Olmert: Hizbullah May Already Have Some Chemical Weapons

Former PM says that Hizbullah may already be in possession of chemical weapons given to it by the Syrian regime.Elad Benari, 5/2/2013, 3:45 AM