ehud olmert

He was serving a 27-month prison term for corruption.
Olmert will spend 19 months behind bars for corruption.
He will begin serving his prison term on Feb. 15.
It seems nearly inconceivable today that Israel would become a single state with a Palestinian Arab government. But it was once inconceivable that South Africa would be led by a black government.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is about to turn to the UN to ask for membership in some 15 organizations Palestinians have access to since they received non-member status at the UN in 2012. This might create a huge problem.
* Former PM credited with working towards peace with Palestinians According to a summary of Monday's 700-page verdict provided
The Israelis and the Palestinians view the settlements enterprise from a completely different perspective that defines their strategic objectives and is becoming increasingly irreconcilable every time Israel announces the building of new housing units.
JERUSALEM, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was acquitted of corruption charges on Wednesday
What will it take to ensure that Israel maintains its Jewish national identity while still preserving its democratic nature, given the gloomy demographic picture?
Since Israelis and Palestinians live interspersed they are already compelled to cooperate on areas of mutual responsibility such as border security, migration, right-of-return, dual-citizenship, public services, trade and employment.
As a young nation, Israel's democratic system is still in the early stages of maturation, yet its governing framework has had a regressive effect on Israel's development of a functioning democracy.
Olmert wrote to Bernard Avishai, professor at the Hebrew University, that "Once the United Nations will lay the foundation
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be resolved without the direct and active involvement of the United States, using both inducements and coercive diplomacy to bring about a peaceful solution.
In the decade since Bush's "axis of evil" speech, neocons have called for war with Iran. They have portrayed Iran as a nuclear threat. The propaganda has been effective.
Contrary to the accusations leveled by Obama's critics, bilateral defense cooperation is both broader and deeper today than at any time in history.
Even more ridiculous than the self-congratulatory tone of Rice's recollections of her role as a peace processor is the criticism directed at Obama for supposedly failing to continue pursuing his predecessor's Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy.
Whatever the exact result of the Palestinians' UN bid will be, we must not let Netanyahu spin that Israel scores a moral victory if some major European countries will vote against it or abstain confuse us.
All eyes are focused on the high drama that Mr. Abbas has created. He owes it to his people and to the people of Israel to not just create shock at the UN without an equal dose of awe.