Police won't object to Olmert early release

Police won't object to Olmert early release

Israel Police make clear they will not object to the early release of former Prime Minister.Ido Ben Porat, 6/5/2017, 4:06 AM
Olmert's lawyers: An attempt to blacken former PM's name

Olmert's lawyers: An attempt to blacken former PM's name

Lawyers of jailed former PM Ehud Olmert deny report he had classified documents in his prison cell, say it is an attempt to harm his appeal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2017, 10:34 PM
Classified documents found in Olmert's cell

Classified documents found in Olmert's cell

Channel 2 News reports one of Olmert's lawyers was caught smuggling classified documents out of his cell. Investigation underway.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/19/2017, 9:31 PM
President Rivlin rejects Olmert's pardon request

President Rivlin rejects Olmert's pardon request

Israeli President refuses to grant pardon to ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, now serving jail term for corruption charges.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 3/27/2017, 2:20 PM
Shaked supports pardoning Olmert

Shaked supports pardoning Olmert

Justice Minister calls on President Rivlin to pardon former Prime Minister convicted of accepting bribes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2017, 8:42 PM
Coalition chairman supports pardon for Olmert

Coalition chairman supports pardon for Olmert

MK David Bitan says he supports granting a pardon to former Prime Minister who is in jail for corruption.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2017, 5:14 AM
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert requests pardon

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert requests pardon

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, currently serving 27-month prison sentence for corruption, requests pardon from President Rivlin.JTA, 1/31/2017, 10:29 PM
Olmert loses Supreme Court appeal

Olmert loses Supreme Court appeal

Supreme Court rejects former PM's appeal of his conviction for accepting cash-filled envelopes from an American-Jewish businessman.JTA, 9/29/2016, 1:55 AM
Olmert asks for early release

Olmert asks for early release

Former Prime Minister submits application to the Prison Service asking for a reduction of his sentence in the Holyland affair.Ben Ariel, 8/25/2016, 6:28 AM
A missed opportunity, 10 years on

A missed opportunity, 10 years on

Gábor Somlai, 7/13/2016, 11:10 AM
Olmert freed from prison - for 48 hours

Olmert freed from prison - for 48 hours

Former Prime Minister seen in public for first time since entering prison. Will return to Maasiyahu prison after two-day furlough.David Rosenberg, 7/11/2016, 10:52 AM
'Olmert is taking advantage of the law'

'Olmert is taking advantage of the law'

Prison service changes its guidelines after claiming former PM Ehud Olmert is 'taking advantage of law allowing unlimited lawyer visits.'Ido Ben-Porat, 6/4/2016, 11:04 PM
Watch: An inside look at Olmert's prison block

Watch: An inside look at Olmert's prison block

Prison Service publishes footage from block 10 in Maasiyahu Prison, which as of today will house disgraced former PM for the next 19 months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2016, 4:32 PM
Watch: Ehud Olmert enters prison

Watch: Ehud Olmert enters prison

Disgraced former prime minister begins 19-month prison term for corruption. What can he expect on the inside?Ari Soffer, 2/15/2016, 2:42 PM
Olmert again denies accusations on last day

Olmert again denies accusations on last day

Olmert denies accusations, but claims his punishment shows power of Israeli democracy.Yoni Kempinski, 2/15/2016, 9:14 AM
Ehud Olmert begins first day in prison tomorrow

Ehud Olmert begins first day in prison tomorrow

Disgraced former Israeli prime minister to start 19-month sentence for corruption, though in relative luxury. Sentence could be lengthened.Steve Weizman, 2/14/2016, 3:18 PM
Olmert sentenced to an additional month in jail

Olmert sentenced to an additional month in jail

Court hands former PM another month in jail in addition to Holyland scandal sentence; he will begin serving time in 5 days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 9:21 AM
Olmert admits to obstruction of justice

Olmert admits to obstruction of justice

Former PM Ehud Olmert admits in court to two counts of obstructing justice, as part of plea bargain.Shimon Cohen, 2/2/2016, 8:12 AM
Supreme Court hears appeal by ex-PM Olmert

Supreme Court hears appeal by ex-PM Olmert

Olmert pleads with judges to cancel 8-month sentence, asserting the ordeal has felt like 'tennis balls' being fired at him for years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2016, 9:02 PM
Olmert strikes deal to avoid second jail term

Olmert strikes deal to avoid second jail term

Ehud Olmert to serve six months in jail for attempting to bribe long-time aide concurrently with 18-month sentence for corruption.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2016, 7:58 PM
Report: Barak won't be investigated over 'bribes'

Report: Barak won't be investigated over 'bribes'

Reports say Attorney General will not open a criminal investigation over Olmert's claims that Barak took bribes.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 1/13/2016, 6:43 AM
'Olmert's jailing is going to be a headache'

'Olmert's jailing is going to be a headache'

Jurist notes on former PM's court victory, but says even one day in jail for him has great meaning - although state secrets complicate that.Benny Tucker, 12/30/2015, 9:17 AM
Watch: Analysis on Olmert verdict

Watch: Analysis on Olmert verdict

From today's ILTV edition. Attorney Sharon Nahari discusses Supreme Court ruling on former PM's appeal.ILTV, 12/30/2015, 5:59 AM
Olmert to enjoy deluxe conditions in prison

Olmert to enjoy deluxe conditions in prison

Ex-prime minister will serve less than one year, in a specially constructed bloc with TVs in each room, and wear civilian clothes.Gil Ronen, 12/29/2015, 10:23 PM
Watch: Olmert responds to sentence; 'I'm innocent'

Watch: Olmert responds to sentence; 'I'm innocent'

Speaking outside the Supreme Court following his partially-successful appeal, former PM says he accepts 18-month sentence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2015, 12:12 PM
Court: Former PM Olmert to serve 18 months

Court: Former PM Olmert to serve 18 months

Supreme Court partially accepts former PM Ehud Olmert's appeal against 6 years in prison.Matt Wanderman, 12/29/2015, 9:29 AM
Abbas: 'I rejected Israeli offer of PA state'

Abbas: 'I rejected Israeli offer of PA state'

Abbas tells Israel TV that he turned down flat an offer by Olmert for a state on the equivalent of 99.5% of Judea and Samaria.Hillel Fendel, 11/22/2015, 1:07 AM
Ehud Olmert Given 8 Months in Talansky Affair

Ehud Olmert Given 8 Months in Talansky Affair

Former prime minister given more jail time and a hefty fine for his part in massive corruption scandal.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 5/25/2015, 8:44 AM
IPS Begins Preparations for Olmert Prison Sentence

IPS Begins Preparations for Olmert Prison Sentence

Israeli Prison Service debating possible locations, whether Olmert can have a cellmate.Ido Ben-Porat, 3/30/2015, 10:58 PM
Olmert's Former Friend: He Had to be Convicted

Olmert's Former Friend: He Had to be Convicted

Journalist Dan Margalit says if court hadn't found former PM guilty of corruption there would have been an 'earthquake' in Israel.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 3/30/2015, 10:07 AM
Ehud Olmert Found Guilty over Talansky Affair

Ehud Olmert Found Guilty over Talansky Affair

Ex-PM found guilty of fraud and breach of trust after new evidence disproves his version of events.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 3/30/2015, 8:41 AM
Likud MKs: Left, Media 'Using' Comptroller

Likud MKs: Left, Media 'Using' Comptroller

A report on housing set to be released soon by Comptroller Yosef Shapira is 'unnecessary' and 'cynical,' according to Likud MKs.Yaakov Levi, 2/22/2015, 9:09 PM
Hezbollah Reportedly Planned to Assassinate Olmert

Hezbollah Reportedly Planned to Assassinate Olmert

Arabic report reveals Hezbollah sought to kill then-PM in response to killing of Imad Mughniyeh, but Israeli agent foiled the plan.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/11/2015, 9:00 AM
Netanyahu: I Didn't Promise Bennett Anything

Netanyahu: I Didn't Promise Bennett Anything

In an interview, PM Netanyahu denies offering Bennett the Defense Ministry, blames Olmert and Lapid for housing crisis.Elad Benari, 1/7/2015, 1:13 AM
Olmert Aide to be Released from Jail Early

Olmert Aide to be Released from Jail Early

Shula Zaken's 11-month sentence as part of a plea bargain incriminating Olmert to be shortened by two-thirds.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 1/5/2015, 2:08 PM
Law Keeps Crooked Politicians At Bay for 14 Years

Law Keeps Crooked Politicians At Bay for 14 Years

Proposed bill: politicians convicted of offenses involving 'moral turpitude' will be banned from holding office for 14 years instead of 7.Moshe Cohen , 11/30/2014, 6:50 PM
Olmert to be Questioned Over 'Barak Bribe' Tape

Olmert to be Questioned Over 'Barak Bribe' Tape

Police to summon former PM over his remarks to close aide that former Defense Minister "takes millions in bribes".Elad Benari, 11/24/2014, 1:15 AM
Olmert Told Aide: Barak 'Taking Bribes'

Olmert Told Aide: Barak 'Taking Bribes'

In new recordings published on Channel 10, former PM is heard telling Shula Zaken that Ehud Barak took millions in bribes.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/7/2014, 9:46 PM
Damning Olmert Recordings Played in Holyland Trial

Damning Olmert Recordings Played in Holyland Trial

'Take the blame on yourself...he'll murder you,' Olmert is heard saying; corruption evidence grows as former aid takes stand.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 11/3/2014, 10:21 AM
Police Recommend Indicting Olmert

Police Recommend Indicting Olmert

Former PM's legal troubles continue, as police recommend he be indicted on charges of obstruction of justice and witness tampering.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 5/30/2014, 3:12 AM
Judge Stands By Harsh Language Against Olmert

Judge Stands By Harsh Language Against Olmert

Judge David Rosen says he stands behind the harsh language he used to describe former PM's crimes.Ido Ben Porat, 5/29/2014, 4:16 AM
Olmert's Attorney: His Rights Were Violated

Olmert's Attorney: His Rights Were Violated

Former PM's attorney criticizes the conduct of Judge David Rosen, particularly when it came to Shula Zaken.Hezki Baruch, 5/27/2014, 2:14 AM
Shas MK: Olmert Should be Given Community Service

Shas MK: Olmert Should be Given Community Service

MK Nissim Ze’ev says that sending a former prime minister to jail gives the State of Israel a bad name.Benny Toker, 5/16/2014, 3:46 AM
Shula Zaken Sentenced to 11 Months in Prison

Shula Zaken Sentenced to 11 Months in Prison

Zaken granted lenient sentence as Judge David Rosen accepts plea bargain.Ari Soffer, 5/15/2014, 2:00 PM
Prisons Service Expects Olmert 'Headache'

Prisons Service Expects Olmert 'Headache'

Former Prisons Service officer says a special wing may have to be built for Olmert, who possesses state secrets.Benny Moshe, Gil Ronen, 5/13/2014, 12:35 PM
'Olmert's Verdict is a Lesson to Us All'

'Olmert's Verdict is a Lesson to Us All'

MKs begin to react to the Holyland Affair, condemning the former PM's actions - but praising Israel's fight against corruption.Tova Dvorin, Gil Ronen, 5/13/2014, 11:11 AM
Olmert Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Olmert Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

For the first time, a former prime minister is sentenced to prison time. Judge describes a public official who takes bribes as a 'traitor.'Gil Ronen, 5/13/2014, 10:14 AM
Tuesday is Sentencing Day for Olmert

Tuesday is Sentencing Day for Olmert

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, convicted on two counts of bribery, expected to be given prison sentence.Elad Benari, 5/13/2014, 6:15 AM
Olmert: I Never Took a Bribe

Olmert: I Never Took a Bribe

At sentencing hearing, former PM says he never took a bribe, vows to appeal verdict.Nir Har Zahav, 4/30/2014, 5:42 AM
Prosecutors to Seek 5-7 Year Jail Term Olmert

Prosecutors to Seek 5-7 Year Jail Term Olmert

State prosecution sources say they are also seeking a stiff fine of more than one million shekels against disgraced former Prime Minister.AFP, 4/28/2014, 6:36 PM
Prosecution to Seek Five-Year Term for Olmert?

Prosecution to Seek Five-Year Term for Olmert?

The Prosecution will ask for a five-year prison sentence for former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the Holyland affair.Elad Benari, 4/25/2014, 4:16 AM
Peres Praises Oslo Architect 'Peace Fighter'

Peres Praises Oslo Architect 'Peace Fighter'

Peres eulogizes 'peace fighter' Pundak who was 'ready to do anything for peace'; Olmert calls him 'man of justice, most realistic Israeli.'Ari Yashar, 4/11/2014, 3:09 PM
Olmert to be Questioned Next Week

Olmert to be Questioned Next Week

Police officials say former Prime Minister will be summoned next week for questioning over suspicions of obstruction of justice.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/4/2014, 11:20 PM
Police Move Ahead with New Olmert Investigation

Police Move Ahead with New Olmert Investigation

Shula Zaken summoned for questioning in obstruction of justice investigation against former PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2014, 4:15 AM
Olmert's Lawyer Blames the Media

Olmert's Lawyer Blames the Media

Attorney Eli Zohar says the media “judges defendants in the town square”.Elad Benari, 4/3/2014, 2:12 AM
Looking Back at Olmertia

Looking Back at Olmertia

As the former Prime Minister is found guilty of fraud, let us not forget what his term of office was like. Victor Sharpe, 4/2/2014, 6:07 PM
'It Could be Years Before Olmert Goes to Prison'

'It Could be Years Before Olmert Goes to Prison'

Professor Suzie Navot says that Olmert will appeal his bribery conviction and that this process can take years.Benny Toker, 4/2/2014, 4:47 AM