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 He claimed significant progress in talks with the Palestinians
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.
Prosecutors said they were weighing whether to appeal. Lieberman's ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party is allied with
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.