Minutes after the cease-fire took effect on Wednesday night, ending Operation
Pillar of Defense, politicians ended their own cease-fire in which they
refrained from attacking each other as long as the fighting was going
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The election campaign that was put on hiatus during the operation was
already back in high gear late Wednesday.
A source who met recently with
Ehud Olmert said former prime minister had made it clear that he does not intend
to run in the January 22 general election.
Olmert’s associates said he
would reveal his decision as early as Thursday and no later than Sunday. He will
decide first thing in the morning Thursday when and how to deliver his message
about his political future.