Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Pardon Request From Former PM Ehud Olmert

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.

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President Reuven Rivlin decided on Monday to reject a request to pardon former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who was jailed in February 2016 on a corruption conviction.