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  Ehud Olmert
Ehud Olmert was born in Binyamina in 1945.
In November 1993, Olmert was elected Mayor of Jerusalem, subsequently resigning from the Knesset in 1998.
Olmert became an influential member of the Cabinet and was one of the first to advocate a withdrawal from Gaza, an idea that was ultimately endorsed by Prime Minister Sharon and which was carried out as the disengagement plan.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/olmert.html   (327 words)

  Ehud Olmert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born near Binyamina in the British Mandate of Palestine, Ehud Olmert is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with degrees in psychology, philosophy and law.
Olmert's childhood included membership in the Beitar Youth Organization and dealing with the fact that his parents were often fllisted and discriminated against due to their affiliation with Herut, the opposition to the long-ruling Mapai party.
Olmert was elected to the 17th Knesset in 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ehud_Olmert   (2237 words)

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Ehud Olmert was born in Nahalat Jabotinsky (today part of Binyamina) in 1945, the third of four sons.
Olmert served in the Golani Brigade and was also on the staff of the IDF’s Ba Machaneh newspaper.
Olmert is married to Aliza, a writer of novels and theater plays, as well as an artist.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3283691,00.html   (657 words)

 Ehud Olmert (Ohlmert, Uhlmert)Ehud Olmert Biography
Ehud Olmert (or Ohlmert, Uhlmert) was born in Binyamina in 1945.
Olmert became a member of the Knesset for the Gahal party in 1973 at the age of 28, emphasizing social justice.
Olmert worked closely with PM Ariel Sharon to advance the idea in the Likud party, in the face of stubborn opposition.
www.zionism-israel.com /bio/Olmert_biography.htm   (924 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Israel - The Unexpected Candidate . Profiles . Ehud Olmert . PBS
Ehud Olmert was suddenly and unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight when he became acting prime minister on January 5, 2006, after Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke and fell into a deep coma.
Olmert has recently announced a plan for unilaterally withdrawing from 70 percent of the West Bank, effectively drawing the borders of Israel and a new Palestinian state -- yet another step in his shift from the hard right to a more centrist political position.
Olmert is a lawyer by trade and has degrees in psychology, philosophy and law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/stories/israel502/profiles_olmert.html   (458 words)

 Ehud Olmert information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Born near Binyamina in the British Mandate of Palestine, Ehud Olmert is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with degrees in psychology, philosophy and law.
Olmert's childhood included membership in the Beitar Youth Organization and dealing with the fact that his parents were often fllisted and discriminated against due to their affiliation with Herut, the opposition to the long-ruling Mapai party.
Ehud Olmert was elected as a member of the sixteenth Knesset in January 2003.
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 Ehud Olmert: "I am the Most Privileged Jew in the Universe" - Middle East Quarterly
Olmert: I am not sure I am familiar with this number, but I can tell you that it is nonsense to argue, as some completely ignorant and uniformed people do, that Arabs do not have enough place in Jerusalem because they were barred for many years from building houses.
Olmert: No, nothing we did should be changed, except that next time the prime minister has to make sure that the army is on the alert to prevent the reactions that caused the violence a year ago.
Olmert: I consider myself to be perhaps the most privileged Jew in the universe because, by historical coincidence, I was bestowed the power to lead the city at this time in its history.
www.meforum.org /article/376   (4494 words)

 Maximum Jews, minimum Arabs: Ehud Olmert interview | From Occupied Palestine
Olmert's "formula for the parameters of a unilateral solution are: To maximize the number of Jews; to minimize the number of Palestinians; not to withdraw to the 1967 border and not to divide Jerusalem." Large settlements such as Ariel would "obviously" be carved into Israel.
Olmert's Delphic formulation is: "I believe that in the course of time there might be a likelihood that the government might prefer this approach to the present situation and to the well-founded fear of demographic hazard."
Olmert says his scheme does not reflect the lack of victory after three years of bloody intifada, but rather "the lack of realistic chances for a negotiated agreement in which we can live peacefully and comfortably." Drawing a unilateral line would probably not mean an absolute end of terrorism.
www.fromoccupiedpalestine.org /node/1322   (1037 words)

 TCS Daily - Why Not Olmert?
Ehud Olmert, 60, was a long-time member of Likud, its predecessor Herut, and one of its youth arms, Betar, founded by Israeli pioneer Ze'ev Jabotinsky.
Olmert's demeanor and appearance - sometimes bespectacled, glum, and combed-over - suggests he'll be a good fit for one of the more thankless jobs on the planet.
Olmert has the reputation of a plucky, prickly pol who's not afraid to articulate his beliefs to a hostile audience.
www.tcsdaily.com /article.aspx?id=020306C   (1321 words)

 Ehud Olmert at AllExperts
Olmert was elected to the 17th Knesset in 2006.
Olmert was the third Israeli Prime Minister to have been invited to speak at a joint session of Congress.On June 4, 2006 Olmert announced he will meet Mahmoud Abbas to resume talks on the Road map for peace.
Olmert's father Mordechai, considered a pioneer of Israel's land settlement and a former member of the Second and Third Knessets, grew up in the Chinese city of Harbin where he led the local Betar youth movement.
en.allexperts.com /e/e/eh/ehud_olmert.htm   (1334 words)

 ei: Ehud Olmert, Unreasonably Reasonable?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Yesterday's speech by Olmert was the sixth time that an Israeli head of government has been given the honor of appearing before a joint session of Congress in the last thirty years.
Olmert weighed in on the U.S. political process several times by expressing his support for congressional initiatives favorable to his vision for Israel, including the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act, which the House passed the day before and which the Senate has yet to take up.
Olmert also expressed support for the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Act, an act drafted in part by the American Jewish Committee and introduced into the House and Senate last June.
electronicintifada.net /v2/article4742.shtml   (994 words)

 Ehud Olmert - TIME
Ehud Olmert is the 12th Israeli to serve as Prime Minister and probably the best politician of them all.
Olmert, 60, is a lawyer, a dealmaker, an inside man. His Israel is a modern, democratic society, not a biblical re-enactment.
Olmert was Sharon's consigliere on the decision to leave Gaza.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,1187200,00.html   (364 words)

 Ehud Olmert
In November 1993, Olmert was elected Mayor of Jerusalem, advancing national infrastructure projects such as major thoroughfares and the light rail.
In February 2003, Ehud Olmert was appointed Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor and Communications, holding the latter portfolio until January 2005.
Following elections to the 17th Knesset as head of the Kadima party, Ehud Olmert became Prime Minister of the 31st Government of Israel.
www.mfa.gov.il /MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2003/3/Ehud+Olmert.htm   (294 words)

 Mara Rudman: Israel's heir apparent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It means that Ehud Olmert has traveled a long personal distance from his far-right campaign for mayor of Jerusalem.
It was Ehud Olmert who first proposed a dramatic plan for unilateral withdrawal from significant portions of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Olmert thus far has shown a sober and steady hand, both in reassuring a shaky domestic population and by making it clear that Palestinian voting in Jerusalem would be resolved on terms that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas could accept.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06013/637112.stm   (783 words)

 Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the putrefaction of official Israeli politics : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Olmert was born in British-ruled Palestine in 1945, three years before the state of Israel was founded.
Olmert was charged with criminal conspiracy and fraud, but was acquitted after the prosecution was unable to disprove his contention that he had been ignorant of his co-workers actions.
Olmert was a prominent opponent of the Oslo Accords, which he described as a “dark cloud” over Jerusalem.
sf.indymedia.org /news/2006/06/1729126.php   (2216 words)

 Al Jazeera English - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, is under growing pressure to resign following the publication of the Winograd Commission's interim report, which was highly critical of his handling of last summer's war in Lebanon.
Despite their close political relationship, Sharon and Olmert were also rivals and in 1999 they squared off against each other to battle for the leadership of the Likud party, which Sharon won by a big margin.
Olmert was investigated on suspicions of accepting bribes from a businessmen during the 'Greek Island affair' although prosecutors dropped the charges due to lack of evidence in 2004.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/BC29E5D9-2CB3-4AE5-918A-A4D04204945B.htm   (558 words)

 Israel's Kadima Party Declares Victory, Acting PM Ehud Olmert Urges Palestinians To Embrace Compromise With Jerusalem - ...
Olmert said he was ready for new peace talks and was prepared to make painful compromises such as uprooting some Jewish settlements in the West Bank and allowing Palestinians to have a state.
Olmert could form a coalition with Labor, the dovish Meretz and the party that advocates pensions for retirees, or he could add the ultra-Orthodox Shas or United Torah Judaism parties to his government.
Olmert, the vice prime minister and former mayor of Jerusalem, took over the party after Sharon suffered a devastating Jan. 4 stroke and immediately became the favorite to win the elections.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/03/28/world/printable1444535.shtml   (1594 words)

 Ehud Olmert
Ehud Olmert, like his Russian-born parents who emigrated first to China and then to Palestine, is an ideological child of Jabotinsky.
Olmert, who has long been tarnished by allegations of financial crimes, was implicated in a financial scandal involving forged receipts for donations to the 1988 Likud campaign, of which he was co-treasurer.
Olmert's relationship with Atzmon and the failed airport security of 9/11 is obviously more than coincidental yet the controlled press in the United States has failed to investigate this Israeli link to the terror attacks as it has with so many other links.
www.gnosticliberationfront.com /ehud_olmerts_ties_to_911.htm   (1644 words)

 Newsvine - ehud-olmert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced an inquiry Monday into the war against Hezbollah in Lebanon, hoping to dispel criticism that the army and government bungled the campaign but falling short of demands for an independent probe with the authority to dismiss top officials.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told parliament Monday that he took full responsibility for the conduct of the battle with Hezbollah, as Israel's wartime unity collapsed and opposition politicians began criticizing the monthlong fight against the Lebanese guerrillas.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday he took sole responsibility for the offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, and said the war shifted the strategic balance in the region.
www.newsvine.com /ehud-olmert   (2093 words)

 ei: Ehud Olmert's "convergence plan"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ehud Olmert's "convergence plan," detailed in an interview with Karby Leggett of The Wall Street Journal (April 12, 2006), has major ramifications for Israel-Palestine, regional peace and the international community.
Olmert's convergence plan is intended to establish final borders, already visible in the form of the Wall.
Olmert's agenda highlights what peace activists have long been saying: the Wall is a long-term political border, rather than the "temporary security installation" claimed by Israeli military planners, when testifying at Supreme Court hearings.
electronicintifada.net /v2/article4750.shtml   (2306 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Profile: Ehud Olmert
Mr Olmert was widely seen as one of Mr Sharon's closest allies.
Mr Olmert is a long-standing rival of Benjamin Netanyahu, who he replaced as finance minister in August 2005 when the latter stood down in protest at the Gaza pull-out plan.
Mr Olmert was born in Binyamina in 1945 and trained as a lawyer.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/4135680.stm   (638 words)

 International Institute for Strategic Studies - 12 March 2004 - Ehud Olmert Address
On 12 March 2004 Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert addressed the IISS on the subject of Israel’s plans for disengagement.
Ehud Olmert serves as Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Israel and as Minister of Industry, Trade, Labour and Communications.
Olmert served for two terms of office as Mayor of Jerusalem.
www.iiss.org /conferences/recent-key-addresses/ehud-olmert-address   (112 words)

 "Ehud Olmert’s Amateur Defense - Forward.com"
In Olmert’s view, for Kadima to be a genuine center party it has to be at the center of the coalition, with Lieberman to its right and Peretz to its left.
Olmert’s decision to allow Yisrael Beiteinu to join the coalition did elicit quite a bit of criticism from those who call Lieberman a racist and a thug.
Olmert has displayed a troubling willingness to allocate security portfolios to any and all comers as a means of buying political allegiance.
www.forward.com /articles/ehud-olmert-s-amateur-defense   (836 words)

 Staunch Sharon Ally Takes Reins, Acting Israeli PM Ehud Olmert A Blunt, Seasoned Political Operator - CBS News
While the 60-year-old Olmert will be a top contender in the race for prime minister, he will likely never be as popular as his mentor, placing the future of Kadima in limbo.
Olmert was Sharon's strongest supporter as the prime minister withdrew Israeli settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip in September.
Olmert was first elected at the age of 28 to parliament, serving as a lawmaker for seven terms, and holding several ministerial posts.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/01/05/world/main1181474.shtml   (618 words)

 Ehud Olmert - Profile - Knover.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert laid the blame for the attack on PA Chairman Yasser Arafat.
Chief of Staff Dan Halutz told Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that although he can manage with a smaller budget, it means a decline in the array of IDF forces, undermining the training program and a decline in strength.
Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, wanted more reassurance, and Fouad Siniora, his Lebanese counterpart, was losing patience with the process.
www.knover.com /Profile/ehud_olmert   (534 words)

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