Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel, resigned in September. Nachum Barnea and Shimon Shiffer are political columnists for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. Avi Steinberg is a writer living in Philadelphia. (December 2008)


‘The Time Has Come to Say These Things’

On the eve of the Jewish New Year, Israel’s most popular daily newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, published an extended interview of lame-duck prime minister Ehud Olmert by journalists Nahum Barnea and Shimon Shiffer. Olmert is a former mayor of Jerusalem (1993–2003), member of the Knesset, and cabinet-level official. In 2005, he …