1. I never thought Israeli public would consider a failure twic
2. This putz have to pay attention...
...because if he doesn´t his prostate will deteriorate.
Stay quiet and GET OUT of politics in Israel,you putz!
3. Back of the lame duck?
Well, if we add Yacimovich, Lapid and probably Mofaz, Bibi has nothing to be afraid of...
Olmert? Seriously? The man who led brilliantly the 2006 war in Lebanon. You're just kidding me...
4. Israelis'll embrace him as they had embraced Arafat
He has a real chance of winning
5. Nightmare scenario
When the extreme Left realizes they have no viable candidate, they may use their doomsday weapon: ask Shimon Peres to run at the head of a unified extreme Left list.
israel israeli ,
6. This guy is a psychopath who has bribed his way out of jail
I can't even stand to see his face in the news.
SHAME ON & SHAME OF ISRAEL
Absolutely revolting ,
7. Talk about put a nail in a coffin.
8. who would vote for a schmuck like this?
9. something tel me ,, he don't get it
10. Big Bird must run on an independent list for Knesset
The bird puppet will trounce the other candidates.
11. Stupid thing to do, does he want to fragment things further?
If he does this it is all for Igo and not for the well being of the country.
12. Funnier than a nun sitting on a Whoopie Cushion
Please say this is a joke.
13. It has to do with the legal profession in IL
Lawyers deal with so much corruption Shekhitut, in Israeli society, and see how people get away with crime as a matter of course , that most lawyers get numbed to moral values and give in, to go the way of the corrupt society.
Only when a clean up movement takes place that vermin like Olmert can be weeded out with rat poison or whatever it takes to do the job.
This man was a total & utter disaster as prime minister of Israel. The man must be deluded & stupid to even consider running for office again.
Jules Lawrence ,
15. physically impossible at this stage
Other than the fact elections have been announced and Olmert doesn't yet have a party to run there is the fact that right now his name is mud with the Israeli public.
Kadima might want him back but until they hold fresh primaries and oust Mofaz then he can't lead them.
Sit it out this time round try convince Kadima ( for some reason they do want him back ) or even form his own party and he has a chance of getting into the Knesset but PM no way.
Things are already looking bleak enough for Bibi right now with the very real prospect of a Labor, Lapid, Meretz & Kadima coalition who are going to ruin the economy as the socialists traditionally do very well and will give away everything ( Jerusalem & Golan included ) for a toilet paper treaty.
If we end up with that kind of government the last thing the Knesset needs is more dirt and corruption in the form of a man who got in on a Sharon sympathy vote not his own qualities.
16. Olmert - You have my vote!
Olmert is an honest, charismatic and wise leader who knows how to connect with the common citizen. He was an excellent mayor and the best prime minister Israel ever had.
My proposed partial list for our next Knesset:
Olmert: Prime Minister
Haim Ramon: Deputy PM and Minister of Defense
Gonen Segev: Minister of Justice
Aryeh Deri: Minister of Finance
Eli Yishai: Minister of Religious Services
if they were to elect olmert, and he became PM again, israelis would not deserve a state period. The weakest PM in history, who was responsible for 150 dead israelis, no response to southern rockets, and israeli losing deterrence and then stabbing israel in the heart with his right of return concession, these israelis along with attila, the yankel would reelect him, no israel would not deserve a state and I would withdraw my support totally. I would protect my family and to say the hell with israel.
19. Olmer will run against Netanjahu? One is certain Obama would
attempt to interfere in Israel's internal political affairs of Israel in order to bring about such an outcome, even though he would be supporting a convicted person who is still accused of additional crimes of briber.
Leave it for Obama and his people to try and meddle in affairs that are not theirs!!
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,
BIG BIRD HAS MY VOTE
I also think that Ernie & Bert along with Miss Piggy should be sent to Iran.
Just think of it two homosexual puppets and a pig in Iran.
21. what are you smoking?
the man is a crook. he should not be allowed to run in any elections.
23. Something is rotten in Israel
To even consider Olmert for public office is a stain on the Israel.
24. # 16
And Katzav could be president again.
25. We love you Ehud!
As a lawyer for a well known real estate development company, I have worked closely with Mr. Olmert while he was mayor of Jerusalem as well as prime minister. Mr. Olmert excelled in what he was paid to do and maintained one of the highest levels of collaboration between business and government that I have ever seen in my 20 year tenure with my firm. Frankly, things have never been quite the same in my sector since bogus charges of corruption were brought against him. Mr. Olmert is a true patriot and I would vote for him again in a heartbeat. He's honest, caring, idealistic and just knows how to get things done. B'hatzlacha Ehud!
David Levy ,
26. Olmert and Kadima,
a match made in heaven. It will be fun to watch them both crash and burn as one!
27. Thanks for the laugh!
...Every Israeli loves a good 'David Levy' joke!
Sarah B. ,
28. Hotovely has asked that he not be allowed to run
The court did not decide on moral turpitude saying that it was not necessary at that time because it was not relevant.
As it may now become relevant the court will now be asked to pass a verdict.