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St. Louis Jewish Light

Biden’s national security adviser to address J Street

JTA March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Tony Blinken, Vice President Joe Biden's national security adviser, will address this year's J Street conference. Blinken will address a session on the U.S. role in resolving the Arab-Israel conflict and join a panel afterward discussing...

Olmert to keynote J Street confab

JTA March 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, will be a keynote speaker at the annual J Street conference. Olmert will speak at the dovish pro-Israel group's gala dinner on March 26, according to an invitation sent Thursday morning to...

Former Olmert office head Shula Zaken convicted for corruption

JTA February 26, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Shula Zaken, former bureau chief for then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, was convicted for corruption. Zaken was convicted Sunday by the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on charges of fraud and breach of trust stemming from a case over...

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert , pictured here in a
Jerusalem court on Jan. 2, where he was on trial over alleged
double-billing for travel expenses, now faces new charges regarding
a real estate scandal. Photo: Uri Lenz/Flash 90/JTA

New indictment of Olmert keeps focus on political corruption

By Linda Gradstein, JTA, JERUSALEM January 11, 2012

The indictment of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and 17 other Israelis on charges related to one of the largest real estate scandals in Israeli history is the latest shoe to drop in a country where political corruption has come to be seen as an epidemic....

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