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April 30, 2013 1:14 am

Olmert Denies Announcing Next Election Candidacy

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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert meets with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Elysee Palace in Paris during a summit aimed at breathing new life into the existing Euro-Mediterranean region. Turkey-Israel relations have been strained since the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident, for which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Erdogan in a telephone call last Friday. Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO/Flash90.

Jerusalem Post – Former prime minister Ehud Olmert refuted reports that he had already announced his candidacy for prime minister in the next general election in an interview with The Jerusalem Post behind the scenes at the Post’s conference in New York on Sunday.

Haaretz reported last week that Olmert had made such a declaration twice in a speech to Israeli businessmen two weeks ago at the London headquarters of the investment bank Goldman Sachs.

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