Middle East

Ehud Olmert's Role in Israeli Politics

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With Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon still in serious condition and his political future uncertain, Vice Premier Ehud Olmert has assumed power and may become leader of the Kedima party. But little is know about Olmert outside of the Middle East.

Tom Segev, columnist for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, talks to Michele Norris about who Olmert is and what his leadership may mean for the party's future.



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