Bribery scandal: Ex-Israel PM awarded with 6 years imprisonment

Israel`s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was on Tuesday sentenced to six years in jail over real estate bribery scandal and also fined him 1 million shekels ($289,000).

Kerry `apartheid` comments tap into Israeli debate

John Kerry`s warning that Israel could become an "apartheid state" if it doesn`t reach a peace deal with the Palestinians has set off an uproar from Israel`s allies in Washington.

Former Israeli PM Olmert convicted in bribery scandal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Former Israeli premier against Iran strike

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

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

Israel`s Lieberman had full access: Olmert

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`

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

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.

Israeli fraud squad quizzes Olmert over property scandal

Israel`s fraud squad
questioned former PM Ehud Olmert for the
second time in a week over his alleged involvement in a huge
property scandal.

Ex-Israeli PM says he`s victim of `witch hunt`

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
says he is the victim of an "organised, cruel and ruthless
witch hunt, the likes of which Israel has never seen."

Olmert faces corruption charges over property deal

Close on the heels of three suspected cases of graft, which cost him the premiership, former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is now allegedly involved in what is being dubbed as the "biggest corruption scandal" in the history of Israel.

Israel`s Olmert says he never took bribes: Reports

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert said on Sunday that he rejects the "innuendo" linking him to a new corruption case and told Israeli newspapers that he never took bribes.

Ex-Israeli PM Olmert undergoes hernia operation: Reports

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert underwent a hernia operation under full anaesthesia but left hospital hours later, media reports said.

Trial against former Israeli premier opens in Jerusalem

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert arrived at Jerusalem`s District Court on Thursday for the opening of a corruption trial against him.