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Ehud Olmert: I will challenge PM Netanyahu

On Tuesday Israelis will be going to the polls to vote in their general election. The ballot has come early, called by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after his coalition failed to agree on the budget.

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, in an interview with the BBC, said that he expects the elections to prove inconclusive and that as a result he is willing to challenge the leadership of the current PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

Speaking about the relationship between the US and Israel it is the latter which needs the support of the former to a much greater extent than the other way around.

  • 21 Jan 2013