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Ehud Olmert

News and updates about Ehud Olmert

Netanyahu V. Olmert trial opens

Netanyahu family is suing former PM Olmert for defamation after Olmert said Netanyahus are "mentally ill."

Netanyahu V. Olmert trial opens

Netanyahu ordered to pay NIS 3,500 to Olmert

Judge orders Netanyahu family to pay sum to former PM Ehud Olmert for refusing court order to answer Olmert's questions in their lawsuit.

Netanyahu ordered to pay NIS 3,500 to Olmert

Olmert demands psychiatric evaluation for Netanyahu family

In ongoing defamation trial, Olmert insists his claim that Netanyahu family suffer from "mental illness" is based on fact.

Olmert demands psychiatric evaluation for Netanyahu family

Olmert faces Netanyahu family in court

Opposition Leader Netanyahu and his wife arrive in court as slander suit against ex-PM Ehud Olmert begins.

Olmert faces Netanyahu family in court

Olmert defends Netanyahu: Trump is pathetic - it's crazy

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert gives rare support for rival Benjamin Netanyahu, trashes Trump. 'He's a pathetic man.'

Olmert defends Netanyahu: Trump is pathetic

Ex-PM Olmert: Gilad Shalit deal was 'mistake, showed weakness'

The former Israeli PM reflects on the 10 years since the Shalit deal, saying it "triggered the military confrontations with Hamas."

Ex-PM Olmert: Gilad Shalit deal was 'mistake, showed weakness'player

Olmert: Netanyahu could heat up security situation to thwart 'change' gov't

Former PM backs incoming unity government - but warns Netanyahu may try to foil formation of coalition by 'heating up' security front.

Olmert: Netanyahu may start new war to thwart 'change' gov't

Ehud Olmert defends pro-Israel Facebook page

Mike Evans is a 'man of great personal integrity and high moral standards,' former PM Ehud Olmert emphasizes in letter to Mark Zuckerberg.

Ehud Olmert defends pro-Israel Facebook page

Ehud Olmert: The Netanyahu family is 'disturbed'

'Our country is being run by a crook and a swindler'. Ex-PM responds to lawsuit filed by Netanyahus for calling them 'mentally ill'.

Ehud Olmert: The Netanyahu family is 'disturbed'

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.'

Netanyahu family sues 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.

Netanyahu family demands 1 million shekels from Ehud Olmert

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.

The singer in the souk and the jailed ex-PM: Study in masochism

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.

Olmert: Israel can withdraw from Judea and Samaria

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.

Former PMs Olmert, Abbott headline leadership dialogue

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.

Olmert on Pollard: Let him stay in New York

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.

'I hope Biden will have the courage to return to the Iran deal'

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.

Olmert on Erekat: He was a man of peaceplayer

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.

Olmert: Annexation will tie us down to the Palestinians

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".

'Israel doesn't need the Jordan Valley in terms of security'

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.

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

'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.'

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

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.'

Olmert: 'Gantz has no political future'

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.

Olmert on Netanyahu family: Crazy people

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 plan

Olmert files request to have his criminal record expunged

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

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

Olmert, Abbas and pay-for-slay

Olmert, Abbas and pay-for-slay

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.'

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

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.'

Ambassador Danny Danon on Olmert: 'Diplomatic terrorism'player

Thank heaven for fools

Thank heaven for fools

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.

Abbas and Olmert to publicly oppose US peace plan

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."

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

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.

How Olmert tried to dismantle the right-wing bloc

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.

Olmert: Shalit deal is a 'crime'

Olmert cancels flight over fears of arrest

Former PM told he could be arrested for war crimes if he lands in Zurich, Switzerland.

Olmert cancels flight over fears of arrest

Olmert: Netanyahu will not be PM after the elections

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert comments on the attempt to cancel the repeat elections.

Olmert: Netanyahu will not be PM after the elections

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."

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

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.

Olmert: Iran wants Netanyahu as PM

Olmert: Netanyahu's time is up

Former prime minister attacks Netanyahu over the investigations against him.

Olmert: Netanyahu's time is upplayer

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.'

Olmert: Netanyahu 'regime' needs to end

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

Former PM Ehud Olmert criticizes Netanyahu: I suggest that the leadership talk less.

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