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Israel leader Netanyahu and wife win libel suit
A Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Sunday awarded Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara Netanyahu, USD $32,500 in a libel case. The Netanyahus filed the suit against Igal Sarna , who alleged in a Facebook post that the prime minister w (More)
Israel court rejects former prime minister's appeal
Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously rejected an appeal by former prime minister Ehud Olmert attempting to shorten his sentence for accepting bribes. The court, taking into account both the severity of the sentence and the conviction, up (More)
Israeli authorities recommend indictment of Sara Netanyahu for financial irregularities
The national Israeli Police on Sunday recommended that Sara Netanyahu, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, be indicted for improper behavior and misuse of state funds. The allegations include breach of trust, falsifying documents and receivi (More)
Former Israel PM begins prison sentence for bribery
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert began his 19-month prison sentence on Monday following his attempts to appeal his conviction for bribery. Olmert was convicted in 2014 for accepting several bribes for housing projects in Jerusalem during (More)
Israel court extends prison sentence for former PM
An Israeli court on Wednesday extended the 18-month jail sentence of former prime minister Ehud Olmert by one month. Olmert will serve five months for obstruction of justice concurrently with the sentence for bribery charges and one additional month (More)
Israel Supreme Court reduces prison sentence for former PM Olmert
Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday reduced the prison sentence of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert from six years to 18 months. Olmert was convicted in March 2014 and sentenced to six years imprisonment on several charges dealing with bribery. The (More)
Israel AG orders investigation of Netanyahu expenses
Israel's attorney general on Monday ordered a criminal probe into excessive residential spending by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . The announcement [Times of Israel report] came after the state comptroller reported that large sums of (More)
Former Israel PM Olmert convicted of fraud
Former Israeli prime minster Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday by the Jerusalem District Court of fraud and breach of trust in connection to payments received from American businessman Morris Talansky. According to Talansky's previous testimony, he (More)
Israel Supreme Court postpones former PM's prison sentence
Israel's Supreme Court on Monday postponed the start of the prison sentence for former prime minister Ehud Olmert [Knesset profile; JURIST news archive] pending appeal on his conviction of corruption charges. Olmert was sentenced to six years in pri (More)
Former Israel PM sentenced to six years in prison for bribery
An Israeli trial court on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for his role in a bribery scandal while serving as mayor of Jerusalem. The Tel Aviv District Court ruled that Olmert was guilty of participating i (More)
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