Ehud Olmert

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Ehud Olmert in 2009

Ehud Olmert, Hebrew: אהוד אולמרט , (born 30 September 1945 in Binyamina) is a Israeli lawyer and former politician. He was Prime Minister of Israel.

Olmert was a Member of Knesset from 1974 to 2009, with an interruption from 1999 to 2003. He was also mayor of Jerusalem from 1993 to 2003.

In 2006 he switched from Likud to newly formed Kadima. He was the head of Kadima until September 2008.[1]

He was the 12th Prime Minister of Israel between 14 April 2006 and 31 March 2009, succeeding Ariel Sharon and succeeded by Benjamin Netanyahu.

From February 2016 till July 2017, Olmert was spending time in prison because of a conviction of breach of trust and bribery.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ravid, Barak (31 July 2008). "Olmert to step down in September, vows to push for peace first". Archived from the original on 5 August 2008.