Tag: Ehud Olmert

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: (ISRAEL OUT) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Defence Minister Ehud Barak (not pictured), on November 21, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. An official ceasfire started at 9pm local time between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement after eight days of conflict resulting in the deaths of over 140 Palestinians, five Israelis and many hundreds injured. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Fights Back Against Police Recommendation for Indictment

Israel’s police service formally recommended Tuesday that the country’s attorney general indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two cases of alleged corruption. But the prime minister is fighting back, declaring that the accusations are the result of a political campaign to remove him from power.

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Israel’s Ex-PM Ehud Olmert Granted Early Release from Prison

The parole board of Israel’s Prison Service on Thursday granted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert early release from his 27-month corruption sentence, in perhaps the final chapter of a stunning fall from grace that forced him from office amid the last serious round of peace talks with the Palestinians.

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Court Adds Month Onto Olmert’s 18-Month Prison Term

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli court on Wednesday tagged a month onto former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s 18-month prison sentence for bribery after rejecting a plea bargain over an obstruction of justice charge. Olmert, 70, will begin serving his term

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Israel Ex-PM Olmert Confesses In Bid For Less Jail Time

Israeli former premier Ehud Olmert on Tuesday admitted obstructing justice as part of a plea bargain to seek less prison time, his first confession in a series of graft-linked trials. Olmert, 70, is already facing a jail term of 18

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Ex-Israeli PM Olmert to Serve Jail Time on Bribery Conviction

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Israel’s top court on Tuesday upheld a bribery conviction against Ehud Olmert, making him the country’s first ex-prime minister to serve jail time. The 70-year-old, who was prime minister from 2006 to 2009, was sentenced in May 2014