In the aftermath of Tuesday’s court decisions to acquit Olmert on three charges and convict him on one, the people closest to the former prime minister blamed State Prosecutor Moshe Lador for initiating legal hearings that forced Olmert to quit the premiership. On Wednesday, they added right-wing American Jews to the list of the blameworthy.
Olmert himself told CNN’s Christian Amanpour when he came to New York for The Jerusalem Post Conference in April that he had been the victim of a right-wing conspiracy involving American millionaires. Like Ramon, he refused to name names.
“[Trying to make peace] was a killer for me,” he said. “I had to fight against superior powers, including millions and millions of dollars that were transferred from this country by figures in the extreme right-wing who tried to topple me. There is no question about it. I know the names of people who spent millions of dollars who tried to stop me. They wanted to prevent a government led by me from achieving peace.”
“If you are interested, the compensation will be very, very nice,” a private investigator said in a conversation with a businessman that the businessman taped. “I have been sent by good Jews to remove Olmert from where he is. I am gathering information that Olmert accepted bribes or cheated.”
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