Olmert, Livni expected to announce political future

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 on.
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.