Tag Archives: Ehud Olmert

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World Mourns Death of Shimon Peres

World Mourns Death of Shimon Peres

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s gearing up for a massive state funeral after the death of its last remaining founding father, Shimon Peres. The 93-year-old Peres passed away in Tel Aviv’s Tel HaShomer Hospital after suffering a massive stroke two weeks ago. Peres will lie in state in the Knesset on Thursday until the Friday

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Nasrallah Reportedly Hospitalized in Iran With Cancer

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah is reportedly in Iran getting emergency medical treatment for cancer. The timing’s ironic: Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the assassination of pro-Western prime minister Rafik Hariri, and Hezbollah’s heavily implicated. 2. Ex-PM Ehud Olmert reported to prison this morning, to begin a 19-month sentence for bribery

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Supreme Court Sends Ehud Olmert to Jail for Bribery

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s Supreme Court sentenced ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert to 18 months in prison, making him the first prime minister convicted of any crime. A lower court had sentenced him to six years in jail for two counts of bribery associated with the Holyland affair, but the Supreme Court overturned one of

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Netanyahu Offers to Discuss Borders

Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz: Prime Minister Netanyahu told the EU’s Federica Mogherini he wants to resume peace talks, with an eye to “reach understandings on the borders of settlement blocs that Israel would annex under any peace agreement.” An Israeli source briefed on Netanyahu’s meeting with Federica Mogherini last Wednesday said the prime minister

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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

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