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Sudden change in Olmert’s former secretary linked to ‘deathbed promise’ that has now been revoked.Maayana Miskin, 2/26/2014, 2:43 AM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

Bennett: Olmert's Comments Unnecessary and Damaging

Economics Minister Naftal Bennett slammed Ehud Olmert for comments on the PA and IranDavid Lev, 4/30/2013, 2:43 AM

Cheers, Jeers Greet Olmert at NY Speech

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was greeted with cheers and jeers when he spoke to a large crowd at the Jerusalem Post Conference SundayDavid Lev, 4/28/2013, 9:42 PM

Journalist Amnon Dankner Dies at 67

Dankner was editor-in-chief of Maariv for 5 years and was a friend of Olmert and Lapid.Gil Ronen, 4/6/2013, 10:17 PM

Olmert: Netanyahu Treats Obama like 'Retarded Student'

Olmert attacks Netanyahu in new interview, accuses him of treating Obama ‘like a retarded student.’Maayana Miskin, 3/22/2013, 9:39 AM

Key Witness in Olmert Trial is Dead

S.D., the state's witness in the legal proceedings against former PM, died hours after stormy testimony.Gil Ronen, 3/1/2013, 8:57 AM

Netanyahu: Security is Better than It was in Years

Prime Minister rebuffs Olmert's criticism of defense spending in cabinet meeting.Gil Ronen, 1/13/2013, 2:04 PM

PM Calls Olmert's Accusations Bizarre and Irresponsible

In an interview on Army Radio, Netanyahu made it clear that Olmert's remarks against him were, "a bizarre, irresponsible thing to say." Annie Lubin, 1/13/2013, 9:47 AM

Olmert Attacks Livni Over 'Crushing Loss'

After previously considering running with Tzipi Livni, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is now attacking his former Kadima colleague.Elad Benari, 12/31/2012, 5:43 AM

Olmert: I Would've Apologized to Turkey

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has suggested that he would have apologized to Turkey over the Mavi Marmara incident in 2010.Elad Benari, 12/27/2012, 4:44 AM

Olmert: Netanyahu Leading to New Intifada

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert continues to attack Netanyahu, a day after saying that the Prime Minister “slapped Obama in the face."Elad Benari, 12/10/2012, 5:13 AM

Olmert Attacks Netanyahu, State Prosecutor in TV Interview

Former PM says Netanyahu "slapped Obama in the face", claims State Prosecutor has a personal vendetta against him.Elad Benari, 12/9/2012, 4:48 AM

Dying Kadima Party to Finish Selecting Knesset List

MKs Bar-On, Plesner, Hasson and Itzik expected to follow Mofaz on Kadima list, though Bar-On may retire from politics.Elad Benari, 12/5/2012, 4:12 AM

Olmert: Israel Should Support, Not Oppose, PA Statehood Bid

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert praised the PA's latest statehood bid, and said Israel should support itDavid Lev, 11/29/2012, 9:55 AM

Olmert to Select Kadima's Knesset List

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is not going anywhere and will be be part of the committee that will select Kadima’s Knesset list.Elad Benari, 11/29/2012, 3:15 AM

Lapid: Livni Can be My Number 2

Yesh Atid chairman says splitting the centrist bloc is a bad thing.Gil Ronen, 11/25/2012, 7:39 PM

Olmert to Livni: Let's Run Together

Tzipi Livni is expected to meet Sunday with former PM Ehud Olmert and discuss with him the possibility of their running together.Elad Benari, 11/25/2012, 4:17 AM

Olmert Will Return and be Prime Minister, Says His Friend

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will announce his return to politics within days, the mayor of the city of Akko predicts.Elad Benari, 11/13/2012, 6:14 AM

Adelson Strikes Back at Olmert’s ‘Conspiracy Theory’

Adelson: Olmert’s charges that Bibi interfered in US elections are baseless. “Netanyahu is a friend, but so are Peres and Dershowitz.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/11/2012, 1:09 PM

Steinitz: Olmert Damaging Israel When He Accuses Netanyahu

Politicians like Ehud Olmert who are spreading rumors saying that PM Netanyahu preferred Romney as president are damaging IsraelDavid Lev, 11/8/2012, 12:43 PM

Report: Olmert will Run Despite Appeal

Despite the prosecution’s appeal in his case, it appears as though former PM Ehud Olmert is planning to run in January’s election.Elad Benari, 11/8/2012, 5:43 AM

Prosecution Files Appeal in Olmert Case

State Prosecutor's Office appeals former Prime Minister Olmert's verdict and light sentence.Elad Benari, 11/8/2012, 12:13 AM

Abbas's Comments 'Another Manipulation', Says Ya'alon

Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon to Arutz Sheva: We've called Abbas to the negotiating table for four years and he has refused.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/6/2012, 5:42 AM

Netanyahu: I Will Attack Iran Alone if Necessary

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promises that by the time his next term is over, Iran will not have a nuclear weapons program.Elad Benari, 11/6/2012, 12:16 AM

Likud Nukes Olmert's 'Outrageous' Attack

"No limits to chutzpah," says Minister Erdan. "Olmert allowed Hamas to take over Gaza."Gil Ronen, 11/4/2012, 7:36 PM

Olmert: Netanyahu Strengthening Hamas

Former prime minister says Israel is weakening Abbas, who wants peace negotiations.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2012, 6:18 PM

Olmert and Livni Call for Government Change

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni meet, say that “a government change” in Israel is necessary.Elad Benari, 11/1/2012, 6:44 AM

Olmert Election Decision Expected on Sunday

Former PM Olmert will announce on Sunday whether he intends to run in the upcoming Knesset elections. It is believed he won't run.Elad Benari, 10/24/2012, 5:45 AM

Olmert Criticizes Netanyahu's Government

"My government acted, unlike this one," says former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at a conference in Tel Aviv.Elad Benari, 10/23/2012, 2:12 AM

Poll Shows 'Has-Been' Coalition of Olmert and Livni tops Likud

Under very specific circumstances, a party headed by Olmert, Livni, and Yair Lapid could eke out a victory over the Likud, a poll showsDavid Lev, 10/18/2012, 10:44 AM

Olmert and Livni Decide on Political Co-operation

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni decide to run together should they return to politics.Elad Benari, 10/18/2012, 5:43 AM

Prosecution Announces it Will Appeal Olmert Verdict

As it had promised to do last month, the prosecution announces that it will appeal the verdict and sentence of former PM Ehud Olmert. Elad Benari, 10/17/2012, 12:14 AM

Report: Olmert, Livni Likely Won't Run

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni will likely choose not to run in the upcoming elections.Elad Benari, 10/11/2012, 3:15 AM

Hotovely: Don’t Give Olmert Keys to House He Robbed

If “corrupt criminal” Olmert runs for office, citizens will have a chance to give him the keys to house he broke into, says MK Hotovely. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/10/2012, 9:53 AM

Olmert to Announce Return to Politics, Sources Say

Former Prime Minister Olmert is set to announce that he is returning to political life, weeks after being given a light sentence.Elad Benari, 10/10/2012, 5:55 AM