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Netanyahu family sues Ehud Olmert

Netanyahu family sues Ehud Olmert

PM's family sues former PM over statements they suffer 'mental illness.' 'Instead of paying his debt to society he became obsessed.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 16:59
Netanyahu family threatens to sue former PM Ehud Olmert

Netanyahu family threatens to sue former PM Ehud Olmert

After former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert derides Netanyahu family as being 'mentally ill', the Netanyahus threaten million-shekel lawsuit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2021 13:24
The singer in the market and the ex-PM in jail: A study in masochism

The singer in the market and the ex-PM in jail: A study in masochism

Miri Aloni and Ehud Olmert may display masochism in believing Israel's enemies, but most Israelis know better. Does the West? Opinion.Howard Rotberg, 22/02/2021 23:59
Olmert: Israel can withdraw from Judea and Samaria

Olmert: Israel can withdraw from Judea and Samaria

Former PM accuses Netanyahu of never seeking peace with the PA, says Abraham Accords do not change need to deal with Palestinian Arabs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/12/2020 20:05
Former PMs Olmert, Abbott headline leadership dialogue

Former PMs Olmert, Abbott headline leadership dialogue

Event bringing together Australian, UK and Israeli lawmakers, policy experts, academics and former Prime Ministers to take place online.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2020 14:04
Olmert on Pollard: Let him stay in New York

Olmert on Pollard: Let him stay in New York

Former PM says he would prefer that Pollard not make Aliyah: It would only intensify the damage that this affair has done to the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/11/2020 01:07
Olmert: I hope Biden will have the courage to return to the Iran deal

Olmert: I hope Biden will have the courage to return to the Iran deal

Former Prime Minister says he prefers Biden's attitude to Israel-PA conflict over Trump's.Elad Benari, Canada, 13/11/2020 22:36
Olmert on Erekat: He was a man of peace

Olmert on Erekat: He was a man of peace

Former PM: We were very close to achieving peace in 2008. Erekat was anxious to resolve the historical conflict.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2020 06:39
Ehud Olmert: Annexation of Judea and Samaria will forever tie us down to Palestinians

Ehud Olmert: Annexation of Judea and Samaria will forever tie us down to Palestinians

The former prime minister was asked about an interview he gave to a Saudi news site in which he opposed the annexation of the Jordan Valley.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2020 18:51
Olmert: Israel doesn't need the Jordan Valley from a security standpoint

Olmert: Israel doesn't need the Jordan Valley from a security standpoint

Former PM dismisses notion that Israel needs the Jordan Valley for security reasons as "unfounded nonsense".Elad Benari, 12/06/2020 06:20
Former police chief dubs Likud minister's accusation 'mafia-like'

Former police chief dubs Likud minister's accusation 'mafia-like'

Former Police Commissioner, who led the investigations against Netanyahu, breaks his silence on the eve of the Prime Minister's trial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2020 22:49
'Netanyahu's a pathological coward; he won't annex territories'

'Netanyahu's a pathological coward; he won't annex territories'

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Netanyahu trial and government: 'Coalition built on fraud and mistrust, therefore cannot stand.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/05/2020 17:58
Olmert: 'Gantz has no political future - his future is in his past'

Olmert: 'Gantz has no political future - his future is in his past'

Former PM Ehud Olmert says Benny Gantz has 'no political future,' calls PM Netanyahu a 'con man.'103FM, 27/03/2020 12:21
Olmert on Netanyahu family: Crazy people

Olmert on Netanyahu family: Crazy people

Former PM blames Netanyahu for the dirty election campaign: This is all because of one man and his family.103FM, 28/02/2020 06:38
Olmert files request to have his criminal record expunged

Olmert files request to have his criminal record expunged

The former Prime Minister recently expressed a desire to return to political life, meeting PA Chairman Abbas to slam Trump's peace planEitan Divinsky, 18/02/2020 15:17
Olmert, why do PA police stand idly by as terrorists attack Israelis?

Olmert, why do PA police stand idly by as terrorists attack Israelis?

Abbas “opposes terrorism,” according to Ehud Olmert, yet his police forces quietly watch and do nothing as an Arab mob tries to stone, burn and shoot Israelis to death. Moshe Phillips, 18/02/2020 13:02
Olmert, Abbas and pay-for-slay

Olmert, Abbas and pay-for-slay

Ehud Olmert met with Mahmoud Abbas - and said, unbelievably, that the PA leader fights terrorism. In that case, let him start by ending pay-for-slay. Moshe Phillips, 15/02/2020 22:06
Netanyahu: 'This is a low point in history of State of Israel'

Netanyahu: 'This is a low point in history of State of Israel'

PM: 'Gantz has no government without Ahmad Tibi, and Ahmed Tibi will do whatever Abbas tells him.'Mordechai Sones, 11/02/2020 22:16
Ambassador Danny Danon on Olmert: 'Diplomatic terrorism'

Ambassador Danny Danon on Olmert: 'Diplomatic terrorism'

'On the same day Abbas failed in his attempt to condemn US and Israel in Security Council, Olmert is endorsing Abbas.'Mordechai Sones, 11/02/2020 22:08
Thank heaven for fools

Thank heaven for fools

Nothing will do for them except 100 percent of everything, Jack Engelhard, 09/02/2020 16:21
Abbas and Olmert to publicly oppose US peace plan

Abbas and Olmert to publicly oppose US peace plan

Kushner responds to report that PA chairman and former PM will publicly oppose "Deal of the Century": I find it almost pathetic.Elad Benari, 07/02/2020 00:01
Olmert: Netanyahu won't be PM, I'll vote for Blue and White

Olmert: Netanyahu won't be PM, I'll vote for Blue and White

Former Prime Minister says Netanyahu and family are "acting like a crime family", predicts: "Bibi Netanyahu will not be Prime Minister."Elad Benari, Canada, 10/01/2020 22:44
How Olmert tried to dismantle the right-wing bloc

How Olmert tried to dismantle the right-wing bloc

Former PM spoke with a member of the Shas Council of Torah sages and tried to persuade him to disband the bloc that is loyal to Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/11/2019 06:47
Olmert: Shalit deal is a 'crime'

Olmert: Shalit deal is a 'crime'

Former PM speaks out against deal which saw Israel release more than 1,000 terrorists in exchanged for abducted soldier.Elad Benari, 07/11/2019 00:40
Olmert cancels flight over fears of arrest

Olmert cancels flight over fears of arrest

Former PM told he could be arrested for war crimes if he lands in Zurich, Switzerland.Gary Willig, 24/07/2019 20:50
Olmert: Netanyahu will not be PM after the elections

Olmert: Netanyahu will not be PM after the elections

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert comments on the attempt to cancel the repeat elections.103FM, 27/06/2019 06:15
Olmert: Iran won't have a bomb, trust me

Olmert: Iran won't have a bomb, trust me

Former Prime Minister not going to run in upcoming elections. "I currently prefer the outsider position. Maybe one day I'll be back."Yoni Kempinski, 17/06/2019 02:04
Olmert: Iran wants Netanyahu as PM

Olmert: Iran wants Netanyahu as PM

Former PM attacks Netanyahu: I blame Netanyahu for leaking Gantz's phone story. He also leaked during Operation Protective Edge.Elad Benari, 24/03/2019 05:11
Olmert: Netanyahu's time is up

Olmert: Netanyahu's time is up

Former prime minister attacks Netanyahu over the investigations against him.Elad Benari, 27/01/2019 04:56
Olmert: Netanyahu 'regime' needs to end

Olmert: Netanyahu 'regime' needs to end

Former PM, who did time for corruption, attacks Netanyahu over police probes into his affairs. 'Standards at the lowest level in history.'Tzvi Lev, 17/01/2019 22:21
Olmert: There is no existential threat to the State of Israel

Olmert: There is no existential threat to the State of Israel

Former PM Ehud Olmert criticizes Netanyahu: I suggest that the leadership talk less.Elad Benari, 22/11/2018 05:05
Olmert: Government giving in instead of defeating Hamas

Olmert: Government giving in instead of defeating Hamas

Former PM says any other prime minister would be called a traitor for agreeing to a cease-fire after Israel endured 460 rockets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/11/2018 19:34
The world should recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The world should recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Natasha Hausdorff and former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert discuss the international status of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/10/2018 01:13
Liberman on Olmert-Abbas meeting: 'Pathetic'

Liberman on Olmert-Abbas meeting: 'Pathetic'

"Olmert turned to him as 'Dr. Abbas' but forgot to mention that he received his doctorate for Holocaust denial."Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2018 10:19
Likud source: Olmert is now Abbas' mouthpiece

Likud source: Olmert is now Abbas' mouthpiece

Likud source slams former PM Olmert, says he's 'still living in the previous decade.'Hezki Baruch, 22/09/2018 21:00
Gush Katif still hurts, Mr. Netanyahu

Gush Katif still hurts, Mr. Netanyahu

Are Jews always to keep a packed suitcase in the closet, even in Israel? Jack Engelhard, 09/09/2018 10:03
Security detail for Barak and Olmert

Security detail for Barak and Olmert

Report: Knesset committee to approve security for former prime ministers for a period of 20 years at the request of the Shin Bet.Ben Ariel, 04/07/2018 04:06
Ehud Olmert's new job

Ehud Olmert's new job

Former Prime Minister and convicted felon Ehud Olmert lands first-post jail gig.Tzvi Lev, 01/07/2018 19:00
Olmert: Israel should consider other operational methods in Gaza

Olmert: Israel should consider other operational methods in Gaza

Former PM says Israel should consider methods that will be less violent and damaging in dealing with riots along Gaza border.Ben Ariel, 07/06/2018 04:38
'What we did in Syria can't be done in Iran'

'What we did in Syria can't be done in Iran'

Former PM at Jerusalem Post conference: If Israel makes peace with the PA, there will immediately be peace with 10 Arab countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2018 05:06
Attorney General vs. Olmert: 'Moral flaw'

Attorney General vs. Olmert: 'Moral flaw'

Mandelblit attacks former PM, uncertain whether even expunged criminal record would allow him to re-enter politics.Mordechai Sones, 10/04/2018 20:00
Will former PM Olmert return to politics?

Will former PM Olmert return to politics?

Ehud Olmert requests presidential pardon on bribery conviction.JTA, 09/04/2018 16:17
Bolton updated Israel to avert hostile UN moves

Bolton updated Israel to avert hostile UN moves

Bolton called and said: 'Danny, you've got to call the Prime Minister right now, for him to phone the President so he'll stop this.'Mordechai Sones, 25/03/2018 14:55
Gilad Shalit's father: Ehud Olmert trying to rewrite history

Gilad Shalit's father: Ehud Olmert trying to rewrite history

Noam Shalit says former prime minister lied about alleged deal that would have freed his son from Hamas captivity years earlier.Tzvi Lev, 18/03/2018 17:56
Olmert says haredi Kabbalist predicted Hezbollah attack

Olmert says haredi Kabbalist predicted Hezbollah attack

Former prime minister says haredi Kabbalist correctly warned that Hezbollah would attack Israeli missile boat during Second Lebanon War.Tzvi Lev, 18/03/2018 07:34
Olmert: Ehud Barak torpedoed deal to free Gilad Shalit

Olmert: Ehud Barak torpedoed deal to free Gilad Shalit

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert accuses Ehud Barak of torpedoing deal to free captured soldier Gilad Shalit.Tzvi Lev, 15/03/2018 18:14
Olmert on Netanyahu: May his tenure end quickly

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, 08/02/2018 05:12
No criminal investigation against Olmert

No criminal investigation against Olmert

State Prosecutor won't launch criminal investigation against former PM over possession of classified documents.Elad Benari, 31/01/2018 04:37
Olmert: 'I erred'

Olmert: 'I erred'

Former Prime Minister speaks about 'numerous mistakes' made during his tenure as Prime Minister, but criticizes current government.Tzvi Lev, 07/01/2018 10:41
'You don't base judgments on news headlines'

'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, 23/12/2017 18:59
Last case against Olmert to be closed?

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, 27/11/2017 01:09
Journalist: Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert harassed me

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, 18/11/2017 20:20
Israeli pop star sharing prison wing with former Chief Rabbi

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, 16/10/2017 10:20
'Olmert adopted the family, simple as that'

'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, 06/07/2017 10:56
Olmert released from prison

Olmert released from prison

Former Prime Minister released from prison after parole board ruled that his sentence would be shortened.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/07/2017 06:35
'Olmert is the most corrupt politician'

'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, 29/06/2017 22:05
It's final: Ehud Olmert to be freed from prison on Sunday

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, 29/06/2017 20:53