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World Briefing: Israel: Ex-Prime Minister Begins Prison Term for Bribery Conviction

Describing his fall as “painful and strange,” Ehud Olmert became on Monday the first former Israeli prime minister to enter prison, beginning a 19-month term for bribery and obstruction of justice. In a video released by his office shortly before the armored car carrying him swept through the prison gates, Mr. Olmert, 70, who was convicted in 2014, acknowledged that he had “made mistakes,” but he insisted that he had done nothing criminal. Looking somber and fatigued, Mr. Olmert remarked: “I accept the sentence with a very heavy heart. Nobody stands above the law.”

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