Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been convicted of unlawfully accepting money from a US supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who, only years earlier, hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.
Tue, 31 Mar, 2015
Barry Walsh ( Letters, January 17 ) is misled if he thinks that what he calls “illegal settlements” – ie Jewish towns and villages in Judea-Samaria (aka the “West Bank”) – formed part of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinians. The Accords have nothing to say about the subject. The whole question was left to be discussed in future final status negotiations.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015
Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party signed a coalition agreement with the right-wing Yisrael Beitenu faction, naming its leader, Avigdor Lieberman, as the incoming foreign minister, Israeli media reported early today.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2009
Israeli troops advanced into Gaza suburbs for the first time early today, residents said, hours after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned Islamic militants that they face an “iron fist” unless they agree to Israeli terms for an end to war in the Gaza Strip.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2009