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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 should be indicted, Israeli police tell prosecutors

    September 8, 2008 | 4:17 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Ehud Olmert should be indicted on corruption charges, Israeli police recommended Sunday.

    Bribery is the most serious of the charges that police recommended against the prime minister to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz. Others include fraud, breach of trust and money...

  • Olmert steps down

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 5, 2008 | 9:07 pm

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  • Israeli policy headed for radical changes in post-Olmert era

    By Leslie Susser

    August 5, 2008 | 4:46 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to resign after a new Kadima Party leader is elected in September has opened up the possibility of radical new directions in Israeli policy.

    As of now Olmert has four potential successors, since Kadima’s new leader may not be...

  • 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...

  • Israel political outlook uncertain as Olmert announces plans to resign [VIDEOS]

    July 31, 2008 | 4:53 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Ehud Olmert’s announcement Wednesday that he will not seek re-election plunged Israel into deep political uncertainty at a time when the country faces several crucial diplomatic tests.

    Confronted with police investigations into possible illegal fund-raising...

  • Olmert seen as lackluster at Paris

    By Roy Eitan

    July 15, 2008 | 2:44 pm

    PARIS (JTA) -- As a career politician with a love for the urbane, Ehud Olmert might have been expected to shine at the Union for the Mediterranean conference on Sunday.

    But the Israeli prime minister, faced with a spiraling corruption scandal at home, appeared subdued -- some said...

  • American donor deposed in Olmert probe, Carter spills nuclear bomb beans

    May 28, 2008 | 10:31 pm

    N.Y. Financier Deposed in Olmert Case

    Israeli prosecutors deposed American businessman Morris Talansky as part of the corruption probe of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

    Talansky, who was detained by police during a Passover visit to Israel, appeared at Jerusalem District Court on...

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