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2014-01-11 08:20:14

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC mourns the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "With the passing of Ariel Sharon, a defining chapter in Israel's history goes with him," said David Harris, executive director of AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization. "He was a man of towering strength, uncompromising commitment, steely determination, and creative vision." The full AJC statement...

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. It also raises questions about the political legacies of both...

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. 17 and would step down afterward to allow his successor to form a government. But because of Israel's political system, he could...

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. But his statement that he intends to go in two long months' time is too tardy. Mr Olmert has been a weak leader ever since the Israeli government inquiry blamed his bad planning for the botched invasion of Lebanon. That came after some significant...

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. In an angry, nationally televised statement, Olmert announced he would resign after his party chooses a new leader in September. But the mortal political blow came in May, when U.S. businessman Morris Talansky testified in an Israeli court that he...

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. In a dramatic televised address just two days ahead of his fourth successive formal interview with police over the latest allegations, the Israeli Prime Minister declared that he would not run in the Kadima party leadership contest fixed for 17...

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. Facing a deepening political corruption investigation, Olmert said he would step aside when his ruling Kadima Party chooses a new leader in seven to eight weeks. Olmert made it clear that he was reluctantly stepping aside because the expanding corruption allegations had undermined...

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. The Chaim Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv said Sharon was taken back to its respiratory rehabilitation unit following "noticeable improvement in his kidney function and the pneumonia in his lungs." The hospital reported two weeks ago that Sharon, 78, had...

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. The station said Olmert was "considering favorably" setting up a state inquiry commission to review the handling of the offensive against Hizbollah. Such a body, usually chaired by a supreme court judge, has wide powers and holds public hearings. A government official said...


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