Ehud Olmert

Olmert Found Guilty Of Accepting Bribes In Holyland Scandal

03/31/2014

JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty of accepting bribes in the Holyland corruption case.

Women To Build Their Own Wall

02/21/2013

 

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.

Tim Boxer At America-Israel Friendship League

11/29/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Israel’s very existence was on every speaker’s mind at the America-Israel Friendship League’s awards dinner in mid-November at the Plaza Hotel.

Former Mayor Ed Koch and philanthropist Ingeborg Rennert at AIFL awards dinner at The Plaza. (Photo by Tim Boxer)

Israel's Prosecutor To Appeal Olmert Acquittals

Likud lawmaker has petitioned to prevent Olmert from running for office, citing sole conviction.

10/17/2012

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.

Israel will appeal the acquittals of Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Getty Images

Olmert Gets Probation, Fine For Breach Of Trust

09/24/2012

 

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to one to three years of probation and fined about $19,000 for a breach of trust conviction.

Olmert was sentenced Monday in Jerusalem District Court. He could have faced up to three years in jail. The state had recommended a six-month jail sentence.

Olmert Sentenced To Community Service For Breach Of Trust

09/06/2012

 

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.

Olmert Says He Has No Plan To Re-enter Politics

07/12/2012

 

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.

Israel’s Internal Warfare

05/01/2012
Editorial

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.

Vilification Has No Place In Debates On Israel

03/27/2012
Special To the Jewish Week

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.”

Rabbi Andy Bachman is senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn.

Olmert Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

05/31/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began testifying on his own behalf at his trial on corruption charges.

Olmert told judges in Jerusalem District Court Tuesday on the first day of the defense phase of the trial that "I am fighting for my life here and nothing else."

He spent most of the session telling his life story, though the judges tried to cut him off.

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