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Ehud Olmert

Obama's Opening Gambit

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Carmichael

The consensus in America is that US foreign policy is broken. To a great extent, Obama's political mandate is predicated on his promises to repair, refurbish and reconfigure American foreign policy.

Israel Approves Prisoner Release

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israeli cabinet has approved the release of 250 Palestinian prisoners after an earlier promise from outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The pr...

Israel's Livni Calls On Olmert To Step Down

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Thursday called on the country's embattled prime minister to step down immediately in light ...

Israel To Release 250 Palestinian Prisoners

AFP | Ezzedine Said | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Caretaker Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Monday that 250 Palestinian prisoners would be freed in a goodwill gesture, as Palestin...

Let Truth Trump Fear in the Jewish Community

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Let's hope the real victor in 2008 is the Jewish community -- as it finally excises the politics of fears and smears and forces candidates to debate the issues on the merits.

Olmert: Israel Must Withdraw From West Bank

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JERUSALEM — Israel will have to give up virtually all of the West Bank and east Jerusalem if it wants peace with the Palestinians, Prime Ministe...

Olmert Offers Tough Words That Focus on Real Middle East Problem

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had tough words to describe the militant actions of Israeli settlers living on occupied lands in the West Bank.

Ehud Olmert, Israeli Prime Minister, Resigns

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JERUSALEM — Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni wasted no time Sunday working to put together a new government, meeting with potential coalitio...

Ahmadinejad Wants McCain and Palin in The White House

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

We ran to our underground basement to take refuge every time Saddam's planes were about to drop bombs on Tehran.

Olmert To Resign Immediately After Vote For Successor

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JERUSALEM — Ehud Olmert pledged Thursday to immediately resign as Israel's prime minister once his party chooses his successor as leader next we...

Israeli Police: Indict Prime Minister Olmert On Corruption Charges

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JERUSALEM — Israel's police recommended Sunday that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert should be indicted in a string of corruption cases, according to ...

Palestinians Reject West Bank Deal From Israeli Prime Minister

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has rejected an Israeli peace proposal because it does not provide for a contiguous Palestinian state with Jerusal...

Iran: Beyond the Rubicon of Trust

Hannah Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hannah Fisher

Iran's refusal to temporarily freeze its nuclear program raises suspicion and suggests that the apparently diplomatic position of its Vice President is a plot to further envelop its actions in a cloud of ambivalence.

Olmert's Dignified Exit

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

Olmert's shortcomings notwithstanding, he pursued peace -- a choice that should not be denied its grandeur or be pawned off as a last effort to distract public attention from his personal troubles.

Olmert's Political Turmoil Could be Chance for Peace

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Olmert could not be more disliked than he already is. But in one quick move to strike a real deal with Abbas and the Palestinians on a peace accord, he could redeem himself.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert To Resign In September

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert held a special press conference on Wednesday at 8 p.m. where he announced he will not run in the Kadima primary scheduled t...

What Brian Williams Should (But Probably Won't) Ask Ahmadinejad Tonight

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

Williams is likely to continue to obsess about two issues throughout the interview: Iran's nuclear program and Ahmadinejad's rhetoric on Israel.

Did Hezbollah Win?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

It was not until television stations broadcast pictures of two black coffins being unloaded from a truck at the Israeli-Lebanese border that Israelis became certain of the fate of the soldiers.

Olmert Agrees To Hold Early Primaries

New York Times | ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The embattled prime minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, agreed on Wednesday to hold primaries in his centrist Kadima Party by late September, averting a ...

"Appeasement" Israeli Style

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

On the surface, a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and a prisoner swap deal between Hezbollah and Israel provide a glimmer of hope for a period of tranquility between the conflicting parties.

Barak: Labor Supports Dissolving Israeli Knesset If Olmert Does Not Resign

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JERUSALEM — Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Thursday that his Labor Party will support dissolving Israel's parliament if Prime Minister...

Bush, Olmert Meet To Discuss Iran, Mideast Peace In Washington

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A corruption scandal engulfing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was pushed into the background Wednesday as the beleaguered Israe...

New Israeli Settlements To Be Built In Occupied West Bank

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Israel announced plans on Sunday to build hundreds of new homes in an area of the occupied West Bank the Israeli government considers part of Jerusale...

Time To Put Out The Cigar, Ehud

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Z. Chesnoff

I've never much liked Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert - at least not personally. Still, I had measured hopes for his success.

When Rockets Go Slam

Joel Mowbray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Mowbray

That no one died in this rocket attack is no ordinary miracle. So many factors coalesced that even slightly different circumstances could have produced far deadlier results.