Fed up with conflict over how women can worship at the Western Wall, a group of Jewish feminists has begun reconstruction of the Eastern Wall, where they expect to be able to do as they please, thank you very much.
Likud lawmaker has petitioned to prevent Olmert from running for office, citing sole conviction.
Israel's state prosecutor will appeal the acquittals of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in two of three cases decided earlier this year.
The prosecutor informed Olmert's attorney on Tuesday that it will appeal the July acquittals on charges of fraud, breach of trust, tax evasion and falsifying corporate records in what became known as the Talansky and Rishon Tours affairs, according to the Justice Ministry.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six months of community service for a breach of trust conviction.
Olmert was sentenced Wednesday in Jerusalem District Court. He could have faced up to three years in jail.
The state prosecutors office also dropped a request that the court find that Olmert 's conviction amounted to moral turpitude, which would have prevented the 67-year-old from entering politics for seven years.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, following his acquittal on the most serious corruption charges, said he does not intend to return to politics.
Olmert, speaking Thursday at a conference in Tel Aviv two days after he was acquitted on corruption charges that prompted his resignation from office four years ago, also said that he would remain a member of the Kadima party.
It is more than disconcerting to read daily reports of high-level Israeli officials publicly and sharply criticizing each other in disagreeing over whether Israel is or isn’t prepared to attack Iran’s nuclear program, whether it should or shouldn’t go forward with the plan, and whether the motives of the prime minister and defense minister are based on security or politics.
When our Brooklyn synagogue recently hosted two former State Department veterans, Elliot Abrams and Robert Malley, a few congregants and even a local merchant objected to our having invited Mr. Abrams, a known “war criminal.”
Similarly, when our synagogue hosted Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian academic, others claimed our pulpit now had “Jewish blood on its hands.” Another congregant asked, “How can you invite Malley? He and the president hate Jews.”