Former prime minister Ehud Olmert called on State Attorney Moshe Lador to publicly apologize following an interview to Haaretz
newspaper in which Lador described a $75,000 loan Olmert had received 17 years ago as "an extraordinarily scandalous story."
In addition, Olmert's attorneys are demanding that Haaretz
and Lador contribute NIS 50,000 for a public purpose which "will be decided on in coordination with Olmert."
If the demands are not met, Olmert has threatened a libel suit.
The prosecutors said in response that it remains unknown whether Olmert had paid back the loan.