Tag Archives: Ehud Olmert

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Will New Indian Prime Minister Take Israel Ties To New Level?

Will New Indian Prime Minister Take Israel Ties To New Level?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Will a UN debate redefine who is a Palestinian refugee? Probably not, but, like Jonathan Tobin, I’m glad the debate will draw any attention to the idiocy of treating Palestinian refugees

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Ehud Olmert Sentenced to Six Years in Jail

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison and fined NIS 1 million for accepting bribes in the Holyland affair. A finding of moral turpitude torpedoes any political comeback.

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Ehud Olmert Convicted of Taking Bribes

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Guilty as charged: Ehud Olmert was convicted of accepting hundreds of thousands of shekels in bribes connected to the Holyland real estate scandal. Former Jerusalem mayor Uri Lupolianski and several

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Mixed Verdict for Ehud Olmert

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Ehud Olmert was acquitted on corruption charges associated with the Rishon Tours and Talansky affairs, but convicted on a lesser charge in the Investment Center affair. The court will hand down

Is Hamas Interfering In Egyptian Elections?

Media reports suggest Hamas meddling with Muslim Brotherhood.

Media Cheat Sheet 10/27/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Peace Process • Commenting on Condi Rice’s memoirs, David Ignatius says the Obama administration’s failure to advance the peace process is compounded by the fact that the US could have used Olmert’s proposal as a building block for peace talks. • The Christian Science Monitor has capsule

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/26/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Peace Process • Ambassador Michael Oren discussed latest issues at a Christian Science Monitor. Watch his take on the Gilad Shalit swap, the Arab Spring and Palestinian statehood. I’m embedding the latter. • Abbas wants a major prisoner release as a precondition for peace talks. The Daily

Media Cheat Sheet 10/24/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • Egyptian journalist Shahira Amin writes an open letter to Israel explaining her interview with Gilad Shalit. I think it’s hooey. Here’s how the interview looked to me: A reporter who who rarely goes on air without some makeup and a bite to

NYT Slams Door on PaliLeaks Thesis

While we were all distracted by Egypt, the NY Times Magazine published an in-depth look at the Abbas-Olmert peace talks. Before the publication of the Palestine papers, Israeli journalist Bernard Avishai interviewed the principle players,  Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert independently; both confirmed they were remarkably close to a peace deal. THE ISSUES THAT were supposed to be

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