Could Olmert Unseat Netanyanu?
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is considered the best choice to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu.
Olmert was deeply unpopular while in office, but he has enjoyed a revival in recent months, with many fearing he was unfairly removed from office for allegations that ultimately did not stand up in court.
Commentators have also lamented the breakdown in Mideast peace efforts under Netanyahu and wondered whether Olmert, who conducted more than a year of intense negotiations with the Palestinians, might have delivered an agreement if he had not been driven from power.
“I can tell you that he is pondering it and the political system is putting a lot of pressure on him,” his former Cabinet secretary and confidante Yisrael Maimon told Israel’s Army Radio station.