olmert peace plan

Ehud Olmert

Olmert to judges: 'The real punishment is the shame. What do I say to my grandchild.'

First time Olmert's team admits: No need to punish Olmert harshly to deter him - "he's lost his world, he has no public future."

Mahmoud Abbas

Arafat in a suit

Abbas has made a strategic decision to raise the negotiating bar too high for any Israeli leader to contemplate.


Knesset panel approves measure that could reduce chances for Olmert comeback

Bill would double ‘cooling off ’ period to 14 years for pols found guilty of crimes involving moral turpitude.

Morris Talansky

The enduring mystery of the Talansky-Olmert appeal

The appeal is so old, it seems as if it has mysteriously disappeared.


Grapevine: A worthwhile legal opinion

If Olmert’s appeal is accepted, the points made by Avi-Yitzhak will be of major significance with regard to both the harshness of the sentence imposed on Olmert, and the character-assassinating terminology used by Judge David Rozen.

Former prime minister testifies in Holyland trial, October 1, 2013

Reporter's Notebook: The eyes have it

Israeli's react to the news that Olmert will serve 6 years in jail.

Former Labor leader MK Shelly Yacimovich.

Yacimovich: Too bad Israel was led by someone so corrupt

President Shimon Peres expresses sadness over Olmert's fate; settler group rejoices in his punishment, calling Olmert "satanic brain" of disengagement.

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Former prime minister Ehud Olmert.

Feet of clay

A potentially history-making national leader, Ehud Olmert was brought low by avarice and arrogance.

Ehud Olmert

High Court demands explanation from state over rejecting Zaken deal against Olmert

Court’s decision came following petition filed by the Movement for the Quality of Government in Israel to compel the state to cut a deal with Zaken.

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