Former prime minister Ehud Olmert slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday night, but remained coy about his political future, as sources continued to say he is unlikely to run for the 19th Knesset.
According to Olmert, “none of the deadlines that appeared in the press are correct. Someone made up the idea that I will decide by this weekend. I still don’t know.”
Olmert appeared amused at the bevy of reporters attending his speech at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for Applied Diplomacy, saying “the Israeli press is serious. They heard there is a speech on military law in Israel, and they don’t want to miss one word!”
Still, the former prime minister did not hide his opinion of current Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
“The Netanyahu government is all talk; at least I acted,” Olmert said. “On a practical level, this government needs to be improved. It knows how to speak, but less how to do things.”