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  • Olmert admits to obstruction of justice in plea deal

    1 week ago

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admitted to obstruction of justice charges in a plea deal, the first time he has admitted to wrongdoing.

    Olmert was convicted in Jerusalem Magistrates Court on Monday and sentenced to six months in prison and a $13,000 fine. The prison...

  • Ehud Olmert has prison term cut in bribery conviction

    December 29, 2015 | 8:12 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had his prison term cut to 18 months from six years for his part in the Holyland corruption case.

    The Supreme Court, as part of Olmert’s appeal during a hearing Tuesday morning, cut the term ordered by the Tel Aviv District Court in May...

  • The verdict on Ehud Olmert

    March 31, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    Now we know one thing for sure: Ehud Olmert will never again be prime minister of Israel.

    Olmert, who led Israel’s government from 2006 to 2009, was convicted this morning of taking bribes in the Holyland affair, a scandal involving the illegal construction of high-rise...

  • Olmert indicted in Holyland scandal

    January 5, 2012 | 8:43 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on bribery charges in one of Israel’s largest corruption scandals.

    The indictment filed Thursday accuses Olmert of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes during the construction of the Holyland apartment...

  • Police recommend indicting Olmert over Holyland

    August 23, 2010 | 10:49 am

    Israeli police have recommended that prosecutors indict Ehud Olmert in a real estate scandal.

    The police investigations unit turned over its file on the Holyland apartment project scandal to State Prosecutor Moshe Lador on Monday along. The police recommendation has no formal...

  • Israeli Hotels Highlight Local Terrain, International Trends

    May 28, 2010 | 12:09 pm

    Despite the fact that Israel has a perceived “image problem” in the world of global opinion, a growing number of Israeli hotel tourism executives have discovered that luring American Jewish and Christian tourists to the Holy Land has more to do with content and deals than...

  • Olmert questioned in Holyland real estate scandal

    May 25, 2010 | 12:15 pm

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was questioned in connection with a massive real estate scandal.

    Police from the National Unit for Aggravated and International Crime in Lod questioned Olmert for about eight hours on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the Holyland...

  • Holyland suspect asked about bribes to Shas leader, Lieberman

    April 26, 2010 | 10:10 am

    Police asked the main suspect in Israel’s largest-ever real estate scandal if Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef received bribes.

    The lawyer for Meir Rabin said Monday that police asked Rabin whether he had given Yosef about...