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Former Jerusalem Mayor and Kadima prime minister, resigned as PM in 2009 over corruption allegations
The hottest topics of the day focused on two capital cities: Jerusalem and Tehran.
Olmert allegedly stated that "Abbas is a great political leader."
“Olmert, who offered the Western Wall to the Abbas, has become his loyal spokesman,” the Likud said in response.
Olmert said the government has no organized plan for the Gaza Strip beyond military strikes, which he said would not accomplish anything.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Turning to Gaza, Olmert stated that Israel has the full right to resist any infiltration at her borders, especially those recognized by the international community.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Barak criticized a decision by Mandelblit to permit Netanyahu to receive donations to his legal defense from international millionaires.
Former prime minister blasts his successor Netanyahu for reneging on Western Wall deal.
Without Rivlin eliminating his criminal record, Olmert, 72, would need to wait almost another seven years before he would be eligible to run for office.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Olmert was the first Israeli prime minister to serve time in prison and be sentenced to jail.
The former prime minister reflects on the 2007 attack in Syria and hits back at his critics.
Eitan said he would speak to President Reuven Rivlin about reducing the seven-year ban forbidding Olmert to hold political office due to his convictions for bribery and fraud.
Police recommended an indictment on the same charges against Benjamin Netanyahu last month as they did Ehud Olmert before he resigned in 2008.
When the dust settles on Israel's admission it destroyed Syria's nuclear reactor and all the battles for credit are forgotten, one question will still need to be answered: Why now?
By HERB KEINON
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