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  • Olmert appeals conviction, sentence in Talansky Affair

    July 2, 2015 | 10:11 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appealed his conviction and prison sentence for accepting cash-filled envelopes from an American-Jewish businessman in the so-called Talansky Affair.

    Olmert asked Israel’s Supreme Court to delay the start of his eight-month prison term...

  • Olmert takes stand in corruption trial

    May 31, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began testifying on his own behalf at his trial on corruption charges.

    Olmert told judges in Jerusalem District Court Tuesday on the first day of the defense phase of the trial that “I am fighting for my life here and nothing else.”


  • Leaked maps show gaps in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

    January 25, 2011 | 2:34 pm

    This time there are maps—not that they necessarily help.

    After the collapse of the Camp David talks in 2000, the Israeli and Palestinian sides bickered about who had offered what, and the competing historical narratives were adopted by either side and around the world.

    This time,...

  • Conventional Wisdom

    By Rob Eshman

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Whenever I find myself among large groups of Jews, I have to ask myself this question: How much of the Kool-Aid should I drink?

    Thousands of people gathered downtown earlier this week for the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities, and I spent much time taking in the...