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Former Israeli PM Olmert convicted in bribery scandal

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:06

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was on Monday convicted in one of the country`s worst corruption scandals, a verdict that could make him the first premier to face prison and end his hopes for a political comeback.

NSA spied on Israel, EU official, aid groups: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 01:10

US and British spy agencies eavesdropped on an Israeli prime minister, energy firms, aid agencies and an EU official overseeing anti-trust cases, a media report said on Friday.

Ex-Israeli leader to head new high-tech venture

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 21:39

Israel`s former prime minister Ehud Olmert has joined forces with a leading Kazakh industrialist and an Israeli entrepreneur to launch a new high-tech venture.

Israeli, Palestinian leaders meet in secret

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 21:20

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has secretly met Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak in Jordan in the presence of Jordan`s King Abdullah II.

Israel`s former PM escapes jail in graft case

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012, 23:05

Israel`s ex-PM Ehud Olmert, who was forced out of office due to graft charges, was let off with a light punishment carrying a suspended one-yr jail term.

Olmert acquitted; Israel may re-examine bribery case

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 16:22

Israel`s Ehud Olmert has been acquitted of major corruption charges but convicted of breach of trust.

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert cleared of major charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 12:55

Olmert, 66, was convicted of fraud and breach of trust.

Former Israeli premier against Iran strike

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:45

Earlier, Yuval Diskin said the government is misleading the public on the level of effectiveness of a military strike.

Ex-Israeli leader Olmert accused of bribe-taking

Last Updated: Thursday, January 05, 2012, 15:19

Former Israeli PM was accused of taking bribes to promote construction of housing projects.

Israel`s Lieberman had full access: Olmert

Last Updated: Monday, November 14, 2011, 00:11

Ehud Olmert said he had instructed all security agencies to provide Avigdor Lieberman with all available information.

`Olmert once made a secret offer to Palestine`

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 16:22

Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice said then Israeli premier Ehud Olmert made a secret offer in 2008 for a Palestinian state with holy sites under international control in a shared Jerusalem.

Olmert promised me more Palestinian prisoners: Abbas

Last Updated: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 23:32

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called on Israel to release more prisoners, over and above the more than 1,000 being freed in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.