Former Justice Minister Haim Ramon is gearing up to resume his parliamentary activities, nearly eight months after stepping down to stand trial for indecent assault charges.
Ramon stepped down on August 18 last year to fend off accusations that he had forcefully kissed a young soldier in the Prime Minister's Office.
He was convicted on January 31. In March, a court upheld his conviction but ruled that his offenses did not amount to crimes of moral turpitude, effectively opening the door for his return to politics.
Ramon was sentenced to 120 days of community service.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reportedly called on Ramon to return to the government but Ramon said he would stick to his Knesset seat for the meantime.
It has been rumored that Olmert plans to offer Ramon the Finance Ministry to replace Avraham Hirchson who suspended himself for three months until the conclusion of a criminal investigation against him.