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

Report: Olmert, Livni and Lapid Could Join Forces for Election

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has reportedly decided that he has been vindicated enough to justify his return to politicsDavid Lev, 10/4/2012, 4:30 PM

Netanyahu Likely to Demand Early Elections

Political sources increasingly believe that PM Netanyahu will call for early elections within the next two weeksAnnie Lubin, 10/2/2012, 6:18 PM

Prosecution to Appeal Olmert's Verdict

Prosecution decides to appeal the decision to acquit former PM Olmert on charges of accepting cash from businessman Moshe Talansky.Elad Benari, 9/25/2012, 4:46 AM

Nationalists: Olmert Sentence 'Ridiculous', Court 'Toothless'

MK Eldad (NU): turpitude will forever stick to Olmert. MK Shai (Kadima): Leave Olmert alone.Gil Ronen, 9/24/2012, 2:47 PM

Court Lets Olmert off the Political Hook

A Jerusalem court lets Ehud Olmert off the political hook and gives him a light sentence that does not block his return to politics. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/24/2012, 1:43 PM

Olmert Tries to Escape Turpitude, Gives Up Ex-PM Benefits

Former PM Ehud Olmert attempts to escape a moral turpitude ruling by announcing he will give up the benefits given to a former premier.Elad Benari, 9/5/2012, 4:47 AM

Stop spitting in G-d's face!

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Despite Conviction, Olmert Being Considered for Olympic Head

Former PM Ehud Olmert is being considered to head the Israel Olympic CommitteeDavid Lev, 8/23/2012, 9:58 AM

Olmert Charges Dropped, ‘Too Little, Too Late’

More charges against former PM Olmert are dropped. Advisor: the damage was already done.Maayana Miskin, 8/21/2012, 8:35 PM

Olmert: Netanyahu 'Irresponsible' on Iran

Former prime minister: "No reason to get uptight" over Iran; blames government for causing panic.Gil Ronen, 8/12/2012, 9:42 PM

‘Everyone Lost in Olmert’s Trial’

The Olmert trial left everyone a loser, from Olmert to the prosecution, to the court system itself, says Attorney Yoram Sheftel. Maayana Miskin, 7/13/2012, 10:40 AM

Olmert: I'm Not Returning to Politics

Former prime minister blames IDF commanders for outbreak of Second Lebanon War.Gil Ronen, 7/12/2012, 4:49 PM

Olmert Acquittals Put Scare in Holyland Bribe Charges

Government prosecutors are running scared after the court acquitted Olmert on two severe indictments. The Holyland charges may be dropped.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/11/2012, 11:32 AM

Olmert's Attorney: Lessons Must be Learned

Eli Zohar, Olmert's attorney: The verdicts show that lessons need to be learned on how to handle charging political officials.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 7/11/2012, 12:14 AM

Olmert Guilty on One of Three Indictments

The Jerusalem District Court found Olmert guilty on charges of breach of trust but acquitted him on double-billing and receiving cash.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/10/2012, 9:27 AM

D-Day for Ehud Olmert: Guilty or Innocent?

Olmert’s battle against corruption charges ends on Tuesday, when he may become the first-ever Prime Minister convicted of criminal charges.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/10/2012, 7:11 AM

Olmert Under Fire for Suggesting 'Jerusalem was Never United'

Education Minister Saar slams former PM Olmert for saying in a newspaper interview that Israel will have to make concessions in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 5/21/2012, 7:16 AM

Olmert’s ‘Bitter Mistake’ on Jerusalem

Olmert “lost his faith in Jerusalem” says Mayor Nir Barkat. Maayana Miskin, 5/20/2012, 7:31 PM

Hamas to Olmert: Talk to Us for Fewer Prisoners

Hamas reportedly offered former PM Ehud Olmert to release fewer prisoners for Gilad Shalit in exchange for strategic dialogue.Elad Benari, 5/4/2012, 6:13 AM

Report: Olmert Secretly Spoke with Hamas' Mashaal

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal conducted secret communications with former PM Ehud Olmert, offered Shalit for a few terrorists.Elad Benari, 5/3/2012, 1:11 AM

Olmert: U.S. Should Lead Attack on Iran, Not Israel

Former PM Olmert says any military action against Iran should be led by the U.S., hints he doesn't trust Netanyahu and Barak.Elad Benari, 5/1/2012, 4:14 AM

Israel Takes On J Street

A senior Israeli diplomat told a silent J Street audience Monday that unlike Americans, Israelis face life and death decisions every day.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/27/2012, 8:40 AM

Will Olmert Drop J Street?

MK Otniel Schneller has called on former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to distance himself from the left-wing J Street group.Gabe Kahn., 3/13/2012, 6:08 PM

Olmert to Give Keynote Address at JStreet Conference

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is scheduled to give the keynote address at the annual JStreet conference, on March 26. Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/2/2012, 2:53 PM

Kadima Co-Founder: Break Up the Party and Start Again

Avigdor Yitzchaki says Tzipi Livni should not be around.Ernie Singer, 1/3/2012, 12:16 AM

Olmert: Israel Has Declared War on the Entire World

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert criticizes the current Israeli government: "Why is Israel declaring war on the Western world?"Elad Benari, 12/23/2011, 3:09 AM

Germany: Anti-Israel Demonstration During Olmert Lecture

About 100 people demonstrate during a lecture by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at a synagogue in Germany.Elad Benari, 11/25/2011, 5:15 AM

Rice Memoir Reveals: Olmert Offered Abbas 94%; Abbas Said No

Former U.S. Secretary of State's new memoir sheds light on the groundbreaking offer made by former PM Olmert to PA Chairman Abbas.Elad Benari, 10/26/2011, 5:39 AM