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

Peretz: Shalit Deal Was in the Works in 2006

Former Defense Minister Amir Peretz claims: Egypt brokered a deal for his release two weeks after the kidnapping.Elad Benari, 10/23/2011, 6:10 AM

Olmert Tries Ignorance As Defense; Throws Aide Under Bus

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert put his double-billing indictment in the 'Rishon Tours Affair' on an aide's shoulders; claimed ignorance.Gabe Kahn., 6/9/2011, 8:57 PM

Barak Seeks to Ban Olmert's Book

The war of words between former prime ministers Olmert and Barak is heating up. Barak is seeking to prevent the publication of Olmert’s book.Hillel Fendel, 9/20/2010, 3:19 PM

Olmert: US Agreed to Take 100 Thousand Arab Refugees

Former PM reveals that he made an agreement by which the US would take in PA refugees.Elad Benari, 9/20/2010, 3:15 AM

Olmert-Barak Spat over Autobiography Accusations

Former PM Olmert and Defense Minister Barak trade public accusations over Olmert's autobiography. Maayana Miskin, 9/19/2010, 10:28 PM

Police Say: Indict Olmert in Holyland Scandal

Israel Police says it will recommend that former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert be indicted for alleged bribery in the Holyland apartments scandal.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/23/2010, 1:59 PM

Olmert Grilled for 8 Hours on Holyland Scandal

Former Prime Minister was questioned in the offices of the National Unit for Fraud Investigations in Lod.Gil Ronen, 5/25/2010, 5:22 PM

Olmert Faces New Indictment, Holyland May Be Next

Olmert is in more trouble. He may be tried for aiding political cronies to help his own position. Holyland bribe charges on horizon.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/3/2010, 7:12 PM

Police: Olmert Received 1 Million Shekels through Bureau Chief

Shula Zaken was released to house arrest. She is suspected of funneling cash to her boss and taking hundreds of thousands of shekels for herself.Gil Ronen, 5/2/2010, 7:57 PM

Shula Zaken Returns, is Arrested

Former Prime Minister Olmert's Bureau Chief Zaken arrives in Israel and is immediately arrested in connection to the Holyland scandal.Maayana Miskin, 4/26/2010, 4:33 PM

'Police Waiting to Arrest Olmert'

The noose appears to be tightening around former PM Olmert’s neck. Police will be at the airport to arrest him when he returns, sources tell TIME.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/11/2010, 6:57 AM

Olmert Speaks in Softer Tones in Israel on Iran

Olmert told an Australian newspaper three months ago Obama made a mistake by talking with Iran but told Israelis Sunday Israel should not attack.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/15/2010, 10:54 AM

Olmert Offered Gaza Expansion for PA State

Former Prime Minister Ehud Gaza recommended expanding Gaza, offered to give to PA area around Yatir Forest, area around Beit She'an and more.Hana Levi Julian, 12/17/2009, 5:46 PM

Olmert: Obama Erred on Iran and Building Freeze

Obama made the wrong moves in pushing for a building freeze and in being too soft on Iran, Ehud Olmert said. On Abbas: No sense in negotiatingTzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/6/2009, 8:36 PM

Olmert Slams 'Self-Righteous' Critics of War on Terror

Former PM Olmert speaks about Goldstone Report for the first time, says West must ignore “self-righteous” critics and continue war on terror.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2009, 8:32 PM

American Students Pay $50,000 to Hear and Shout at Olmert

Arkansas students pay up to $15,000 a year for tuition fees. The school paid Olmert $50,000 to speak to them while protesters demonstrated outside.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/28/2009, 8:24 AM

MKs: Olmert Testimony a Disgrace

Former PM Ehud Olmert angered MKs and former Gaza Jews by blaming those made homeless in the 'Disengagement' for their own plight.Maayana Miskin, 9/9/2009, 1:40 PM

Olmert: Disengagement Was 'Right Thing at Right Time'

Former PM Ehud Olmert tells committee that Disengagement was “the right thing, at the right time,” blames rabbis for failures.Maayana Miskin, 9/9/2009, 10:34 AM

MKs on Olmert’s Indictment: None of our Business

Charges against Olmert reflect corruption within the governmental system, but politicians said he is a citizen and “it is none of our business.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/31/2009, 5:46 AM

Bribery Case Against Olmert Dismissed

AG Menachem Mazuz announced Monday that former PM Olmert would not be charged with taking a bribe.Maayana Miskin, 8/10/2009, 6:24 PM

Police Call to Indict Olmert over Political Appointments

Police have recommended that former PM Olmert be indicted for appointing political allies. Maayana Miskin, 7/20/2009, 7:50 PM

Case Closed against Olmert on Cremieux Home

Mazuz has closed the case against Olmert, who was suspected of bribery in purchasing a Jerusalem home. Three other indictments still await him.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/20/2009, 12:57 PM

Olmert to Obama: Get Off Israel’s Case

Olmert wrote in the Washington Post that Obama’s demand for a Yesha building freeze is a mistake. “Why did the PA reject peace offers?” he asks. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/18/2009, 10:06 PM

Olmert Aide to be Charged in Rishon Tours Affair

Olmert foreign-relations coordinator Rachel Raz-Risbi faces charges in the “Rishon Tours affair.”Maayana Miskin, 7/13/2009, 5:37 PM

Talansky to Again Take Witness Stand involving Olmert

Morris Talansky will once again take the witness stand in the second round of an investigation of his giving cash to former Prime Minister Olmert.Avraham Zuroff, 6/28/2009, 6:36 AM

Noam Shalit Accuses Olmert of Neglect; Hamas Rejects Red Cross

Noam Shalit, father of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, accused Olmert of neglect and personal recriminations in his attempts to free his son. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/21/2009, 12:04 AM