Olmert exonerated of corruption charges
Aviel Magnezi
Published: 10.07.12, 11:03
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1. If he doesn't serve jail time then arafat was innocent too.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (07.10.12)
2. Not to believe. He should be sitting in Jail
Probably the judges were elected during his tenure
3. Olmert should be throw in jail!
Neil B. ,   Israel   (07.10.12)
The Talansky affair, the Investment Center case, and the Rishon Tours double dealing are the least of his crimes. He should be jailed for his performance as Prime Minister. He disgraced himself, his country and his people.
4. A self destructing scandal again.
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (07.10.12)
5. Aharon Barak's appointees care for own ilk
ab   (07.10.12)
6. The 'great' legal system of IL
Daniel ,   TA - IL   (07.10.12)
The left kangeroo court proved themselves again to be whitewashers for everything that is wrong in this country. Aharon barak et al be very ashamed of your legal dictature that spits in the face of the average law-abiding citizen only to openly favour corruption and foreign medling in our country. I am totally and utterly ashamed to call myself Israeli today.
7. Of course he's innocent.
Chaim   (07.10.12)
He's not Sefardic, he's not religious AND a Leftist. Did anyone presume he might be guilty in a secular Leftist judicial system?
8. if his last name didn't sound so Ashkenazi
Sam Schwartz ,   Israel   (07.10.12)
the results would have been much different. Welcome to the true Israel where everyone is equal!!!!
DAVID ,   JUDEA   (07.10.12)
Our political judical activists calling themselves "judges" have no choice but to give Olmert a fee ride, despite his trail of corruption. They belong to the same self serving clique who control all the key positions in our fallafel republic, based on its freyer mentality. We know by now when our elite screams law and order, that it does not involve them and their cheating ways.
10. TB armchair judge seize: "wrong verdict therefore..."
Mea   (07.10.12)
"...the court is wrong. If however they had agreed with me they would be geniuses."
11. Finally Innocent Olmert gets justice...
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (07.10.12)
All you haters on this site are idiots. Olmert is a true symbol of what Israel is all about. Olmert is a hero and only history will reveal that...
12. It's probably not the fault of the judges or the courts
Vlad   (07.10.12)
Olmert was likely very crafty at his work. He was tried for three counts, but there were numerous corruption investigations against him that had to be abandoned for lack of evidence. He was likely very good at covering his tracks. He was also rich enough to hire good lawyers.
13. White collar crime is not
b mezritch ,   philadelphia   (07.10.12)
a crime against humanity. He is a guilty man non-the-less. Not above the law. But lets keep it real.
14. Maybe there should be a "checks and balance" against Bibi
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (07.10.12)
It all sounds to me that for political reasons, 'they' wanted Olmert to be investigated / impeached. Sounds to me that NOT one political figure is honest.
15.  to # 6 7.8
Andi ,   Israel   (07.10.12)
# 6 What white washing? The President was jailed and numerous others too. So you don't like Olmert. Well that doesn't make him guilty. Do you have access to all the court proceedings? What is your source that you know better-the media? #7, 8: Does Hirchson sound a Sephardi name to you? Cut the bleeding heart Sepahardi/ Ashkenazi crap.
16. ohlmert
sad ,   israel   (07.10.12)
UNREAL. The man is guilty. Our legal system is even worse. Who knows how much Ohlmert bribed the judges???????
17. As a succesful attorny at law I say:
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (07.10.12)
Finally justice has been done...
18. Bravo Olmert - Am happy to learn the
muriel ,   israel   (07.10.12)
good news. Be well
19. # 17
Keren Goldblum ,   New York, USA   (07.10.12)
Successful attorneys know how to express themselves to make a point without hurling insults. Successful attorneys are much too busy to spend large amounts of time continually belittling others on talkbacks. Keren G. New York
20. Politicians always above the laws in Israel Olmert in JAIL
21. Israeli leftists gang wins again
22. #19 Keren G. Goldblum
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (07.10.12)
I never invited you to read my posts. Why don't you crawl back to wherever the hell you escaped from...
23. Does this mean that he gets to take back his resignation?
Jew ,   JewLandia   (07.10.12)
I mean really, can he now go back to being Prime Minister? Inquiring minds like mine want to know!
24. Some are more equal under the law than
jason white ,   afula, israel   (07.10.12)
others! There is no justice in Israel after this. This will be a green light to others to steal and cheat.
25. # 22
Joseph Korngold ,   New York, USA   (07.10.12)
Wow. You really need help and medication. Joseph. New York, USA
26. Sarah B.
Moshe Alkari ,   Queens,USA   (07.10.12)
You are really becoming totally unhinged....... Moshe K. Queens, N.Y.
27. Olmert is the ULTIMATE pathological narcissist
Absolute NO justice ,   in Israel   (07.10.12)
Very shameful day for honest Israelis.
28. The Frightwing using Democratic means to undermine democracy
miki ,   florida. usa   (07.10.12)
29. #24 wrong!
There is no green light, it is the same old story If you are a Leftist, like Barak, Herzog or Weizman, you will not be investigated. If you are suspect but toe the line like Olmert, and Sharon, you will be acquitted. If you are Sepharadi, Religious, Mitnahel or Zionist they will find something that you are guilty of, whether you did it or not.
30. What #19 said agree 100%
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