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  • Olmert chief suspect in Holyland scandal

    April 15, 2010 | 8:07 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was identified as the chief suspect in a massive real estate scandal.

    Police on Thursday identified Olmert as the senior figure in the Holyland project scandal.

    Olmert voluntarily cut short a planned visit abroad Wednesday to return to...

  • Ehud Barak: Settlement freeze is a national necessity

    September 8, 2009 | 2:59 pm

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday called a freeze in West Bank settlements a ‘national necessity,’ a day after he approved building permits for nearly 500 new housing units in six separate blocs.

    “We extent our hand in peace to all of our neighbors,” Barak said during a toast held to mark the upcoming Jewish New Year, adding that he hopes Israel, the Palestinians and the international community “realize that the time has come and we must not miss this opportunity.”

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Olmert indicted in corruption case

    August 31, 2009 | 12:09 pm

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was indicted in three corruption cases.

    Israel’s State Prosecutor’s Office filed the charges on Sunday in three cases alleging that Olmert double-billed for overseas trips, made improper appointments when he was minister of trade and labor...

  • As Olmert Exits, Creeping Doubts About His Ouster

    March 31, 2009 | 7:15 pm

    After finally leaving office this week, Ehud Olmert will have his hands full fighting the corruption charges against him.

    There is little sympathy in Israel for the outgoing prime minister, who is widely viewed as a corrupt politician who failed to achieve the lofty goals he set for...

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  • Ehud Olmert era comes to ignominious end

    September 22, 2008 | 10:23 pm

    (JTA) – A day after Ehud Olmert formally submitted his resignation as prime minister, Israeli President Shimon Peres officially tapped his Kadima Party successor, Tzipi Livni, to form a new government.

    Livni now has 42 days to put together a coalition government. Though Olmert...

  • Ehud Olmert: A political time line

    August 2, 2008 | 12:56 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—The following is a time line of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s political career:

    Sept. 30, 1945 Born to Bella and Mordechai Olmert in Binyamina, near Haifa.

    November 1963-1971 Begins military service in the Golani Brigade, but hand and feet injuries that predate his...

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