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2008-08-01 06:00:14

By Isabel Kershner Helene Cooper contributed reporting from Washington and Neil MacFarquhar from the United Nations, New York * Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's announcement that he will resign after his party chooses a new leader in September injects a new uncertainty into Israeli politics and Middle East peace efforts, coming just as Olmert has been intensifying negotiations with the Palestinian Authority as well as Syria.

2008-08-01 00:02:31

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) - Facing burgeoning corruption allegations and plummeting popularity, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday he will resign in September, throwing Israel into political turmoil and heightening doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians and Syria.Olmert said he would not run in his party's primary election Sept.

2008-08-01 00:02:11

LEADING ARTICLE It is welcome that Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has resigned. For months now his Government has been paralysed by allegations against him. Public support for him has plummeted. His Cabinet has been in open revolt.

2008-07-31 06:00:00

By Joel Greenberg, Chicago Tribune Jul. 31--Despite his vows to overcome corruption allegations and to work with the Bush administration to conclude a Middle East peace deal, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert bowed to the inevitable Wednesday.

2008-07-31 00:00:02

By Donald Macintyre Ehud Olmert finally bowed to the steadily mounting pressure arising from corruption and fraud allegations against him last night by announcing his resignation after his party chooses a new leader in just over six weeks.

2008-07-30 21:00:15

JERUSALEM _ Embattled Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Wednesday that he will resign in September, bringing a premature end to his hopes of leading Israel into a stable era of peace with its Arab neighbors.

2008-07-13 00:00:09

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) - Police revealed stinging new allegations against Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Friday, accusing him of pocketing tens of thousands of dollars by deceiving multiple sources into paying for the same trips abroad.The latest revelations came just after police grilled Olmert for a third time in a widening corruption probe - and made it even harder for him to hold on to his job and carry out peace talks with the Palestinians and Syria.Police said...

2006-08-29 01:20:45

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, comatose since suffering a stroke in January, was transferred out of an intensive care unit on Tuesday after doctors successfully treated his double pneumonia.

2006-08-23 15:12:49

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert may order a state inquiry into the Lebanon war, Channel 1 Television reported on Wednesday, a move that could trigger a political and military shake-up.

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