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St. Louis Jewish Light

Freed from prison, ex-Shas lawmaker compares his captivity to Shalit’s

JTA March 4, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Shlomo Benizri, a former Israeli Cabinet minister released from prison, compared his time served to that of former captive soldier Gilad Shalit. Benizri, of the haredi Orthodox Shas Party, was released from prison on March 1, one month before...

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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