Tag archive for ‘Ehud Olmert’
Amnon Abramovich On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Almost 40 Years of Right-Wing Likud Rule: What Else Has to Happen?

The political upheaval of 1977 took place 40 years ago this week: The right-wing Likud party beat the Ma’arach (the Left-wing Labor Party in its previous configuration). It had been in power since the State of More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, February 15th, 2016

Former Israeli PM Olmert to Start Prison Sentence

Ehud Olmert on Monday becomes Israel’s first ex-prime minister to sit behind bars. Disgraced former Prime Minister begins his 19-month prison term for separate counts of bribery and obstruction of justice. The More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, January 1st, 2016

Uri Avnery: A Bribery Case

WHEN THE State of Israel was founded, the new foreign minister, Moshe Sharett, did something that seemed quite natural. He sold his private apartment. In his new function, he was accorded an official residence. More...

Niva Goldberg On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Israel’s Supreme Court Sends Former Prime Minister Olmert to 18 Months in Prison for Bribery

  Israel’s supreme court on Tuesday reduced former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s prison sentence for a sweeping Holyland bribery scandal from six years to 18 months. The first Israeli leader to More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu ‘Snuck’ Into Hospital Twice

– – Is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sick, and if so, who is his designated successor? Those are the questions Israelis are asking now that the news has broken that he twice snuck into to the More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Monday, May 25th, 2015

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Sentenced to 8 Months in Jail

– – Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to 8 months in prison and given a 100, 000 Shekel ($25, 000) fine this morning for fraud, breach of trust and aggravated fraud resulting More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, May 15th, 2015

Uri Avnery: The War of Fools

A FEW days ago, Israeli TV Channel 10 broadcast an investigative story about the 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, known as “Lebanon War II”. Though not very profound, it provided a good picture More...

Tibi Singer On Monday, March 30th, 2015

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Convicted in Bribery Affair, His Lawyers Weigh an Appeal

The Jerusalem District Court on Monday convicted former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert in the Talansky affair (also known as the “money envelopes” affair) — a case in which he was originally exonerated, More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Olmert’s Son’s PlayBuzz Raises $16 Million

PlayBuzz, a new company from the son of Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Shaul, which offers users a platform for online content engagement and social distribution, has raised $16 million in More...

Itamar Rabinovich On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Israel’s Former Ambassador to the US, Itamar Rabinovich: Bibi’s Big Surprise

Binyamin Netanyahu proved the pollsters wrong – not once, but twice. In the weeks and days leading up to Israel’s election, his defeat was widely predicted. Then, in the hours after the vote, exit More...

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