Tag Archives: Ehud Olmert

Price tag, illegal building and Olmert’s guilty verdict

The above three items may not seem to be connected but bear with me and I’ll show you how. The Israeli news (which the international media have lapped up with malicious glee) is full of the acts of vandalism and … Continue reading

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Guest post: Israel and “The Next Lebanon War”

This is a guest post by Brian Goldfarb, a frequent commenter and occasional guest-writer on this blog. Western military analysts have, for many years now, designated the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) as the best small army in the world. This, … Continue reading

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Who’s meddling in Israel’s elections?

The Israeli general elections are just around the corner, due to take place next Tuesday, 22nd January. Campaigning is in high gear and party political broadcasts are dominating the media in all its forms.  All this is perfectly acceptable in … Continue reading

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Israel set for early elections

So it turns out that all the rumours and speculation were accurate, and Israel is set to go to the polls in a general election some time in January. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday evening that he will be … Continue reading

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Ehud Olmert, corruption and the ghosts of Prime Ministers past

For my Israeli readers I have no need to explain the background of “the Olmert case”, as the corruption trial of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is commonly referred to. For those of you who are not familiar with the … Continue reading

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