Olmert brushes aside accusations of war crimes in Gaza, Lebanon conflicts

Ehud Olmert, the former prime minister who was sentenced to prison for fraud -pending appeal - told Al Jazeera English over the weekend that he is not concerned over possible war crimes charges despite accusations by human rights organizations that Israel committed violations during the Second Lebanon War and the 2009 offensive in the Gaza Strip.
In a 15-minute interview, the former premier also offered implicit criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attitude toward his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, whom Olmert described as a "genuine, serious, and trustworthy partner for peace negotiations."