Dorner: Public must eject allegedly corrupt leaders like Olmert

Israel's political culture is lacking, and the public seems indifferent to the corruption of its leadership, former Supreme Court justice and current Israel Press Council president Dalia Dorner said Saturday. Dorner said the general public must eject leaders such as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert from office when severe allegations of corruption are made against them. "When there are clear facts, and in Olmert's case there are many facts that he himself does not dispute, public figures must reach the necessary conclusions. I expect the public to apply heavy pressure, so that in a situation such as Olmert's, the prime minister will not be able to retain his position."