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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.

Olmert asks for early release

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.

Ehud Olmert begins first day in prison tomorrow

Olmert admits to obstruction of justice

Former PM Ehud Olmert admits in court to two counts of obstructing justice, as part of plea bargain.

Olmert admits to obstruction of justice

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.

Olmert to enjoy deluxe conditions in prison

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.

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

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.

Damning Olmert Recordings Played in Holyland Corruption Trial

Ex-Mayor Lupoliansky's Sentencing Postponed

Tel Aviv District Court was to decide the fate of former Jerusalem mayor, and of ex-councillor Avraham Feiner, on Monday.

Ex-Mayor Lupoliansky's Sentencing Postponed

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.

Holyland Judge Stands By Harsh Language Against Olmert

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.

Olmert's Attorney: His Rights Were Violated

Olmert's Former Bureau Chief to be Sentenced

Judge David Rosen to determine whether he accepts the plea bargain signed with Shula Zaken.

Olmert's Former Bureau Chief to be Sentenced Thursday

'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.

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

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.'

Olmert Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Olmert Sentencing in Holyland Case Minutes Away

Judge David Rosen says 'malignant disease must be rooted out,' calls bribe-taker 'a traitor.' Olmert: 'This is a sad day.'

Olmert Sentencing in Holyland Case Minutes Away

Tuesday is Sentencing Day for Olmert

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, convicted on two counts of bribery, expected to be given prison sentence.

Tuesday is Sentencing Day for Olmert

Olmert: I Never Took a Bribe

At sentencing hearing, former PM says he never took a bribe, vows to appeal verdict.

Olmert: I Never Took a Bribe

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.

Prosecutors to Seek 5-7 Year Jail Term for Former PM 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.

Report: Prosecution to Seek Five-Year Term for Olmert

Architect: Holyland is a Monument to Corruption

David Kroyanker says Jerusalemites always felt there ws something sinister about the project, but weren't sure what.

Holyland is a Great Monument to Corruption, Says Architect

'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.

Expert: It Could be Years Before Olmert Goes to Prison

Olmert Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

Police launch a new investigation against former PM Olmert, following new evidence turned in by his former bureau chief, Shula Zaken.

Olmert to be Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

Zaken Has Incriminating Tape Against Olmert?

Former PM's bureau chief has reportedly presented police with new evidence implicating him in obstruction of justice.

Zaken Reportedly Has Incriminating Tape Against Olmert

Zaken Won't Testify Against Olmert

Prosecution stops talks with Shula Zaken's attorneys, cite lack of supporting evidence in her new testimony.

Zaken Won't Testify Against Olmert

Deathbed Promise Changed Olmert Trial

Sudden change in Olmert’s former secretary linked to ‘deathbed promise’ that has now been revoked.

Deathbed Promise Changed Olmert Trial