Though rejected by Reuven Rivlin, Olmert is due to appear before a parole board in three months and could possibly have the last third of his sentence commuted.
Ayeleyt Shaked's stance runs counter to the recommendation of the pardon department at her own ministry.
'Norman' star had a hard time deciding whether to come to Israel for local premiere: 'I had people living here who told me, "Look, no good will come of this. The bad guys will use you."'
This is gang war, in which each camp sees corruption only when political rivals are doing it.
Olmert, who started serving his sentence a year ago, was sentenced to 19 months imprisonment for corruption in 2014, with an additional eight months added by the Supreme Court last year.
Are there no reporters from the right who have anything to say about a prime minister who gets hundreds of thousands of shekels in benefits from tycoons?
As police investigate the prime minister over alleged gifts, explanations of 'friendly relationships' will not save him.
If not for the social protest movement, a tycoon could have become premier.
Convicting senior politicians requires concrete evidence of criminal intent, which is difficult to prove.
Since the affair blew up, more troubling information has surfaced concerning the actions of the defense establishment and various politicians – particularly those in PM Netanyahu's close circle.