Justice Served Olmert's Sentence: Not a Revolution, but Another Step Toward Good Governance

The six-year prison sentence of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, shocked many Israelis, but it is not exceptional, harsh or extreme. It's suitably severe.

The sentence given to former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday is a heavy and deterring one, but not exceptional, harsh or extreme. Six years in prison fits the gravity of the Holyland corruption case in general, Olmert’s part in it in particular and above all his lofty status as a former prime minister and former mayor of Jerusalem.