Jerusalem Report

Feet of clay

A potentially history-making national leader, Ehud Olmert was brought low by avarice and arrogance.

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert.
Photo by: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
Ever since his days as a rising Knesset Member in the mid-1980s, former prime minister Ehud Olmert has been plagued by allegations of sleaze. But like an unfloorable bobo doll, he somehow always seemed to stay on his feet, always one step ahead of the law.

Until March 31. Five years after being forced to resign under a cloud of alleged bribery and corruption, Olmert was convicted on charges that could see him spending time in jail.

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