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Former Israeli PM Olmert Begins Prison Sentence

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert began serving a 19-month prison sentence Monday for bribery and obstruction of justice. Before the 70-year-old Olmert entered the Maasiyahu prison in central Israel, he released a video proclaiming his innocence. "As prime minister I was charged with the highest responsibility of safeguarding Israel's citizens.  Today I am the one to be locked behind bars," Olmert said. He was convicted in 2014 of accepting tens of...

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