Ehud Olmert has yet to announce whether he will run against Prime Minister Netanyahu this time round, but he definitely seems to enjoy the attention surrounded in spot light, being as provocative as much as he can, to topple Bibi, by stretch breaking some traditional diplomatic rules.
Blake Hounshell met up with Olmert on the sidelines of the Saban Forum in Washington this week, for an extensive interview for the Foreign policy Magazine. "The former Israeli prime minister had a two-pronged message on this weekend's trip to America: Benjamin Netanyahu can be beaten in the upcoming elections in January," He wrote.
"Olmert even broke the Saban Forum's ground rules by revealing that earlier on Saturday, Chicago mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had ripped into Netanyahu off the record for betting against the president's re-election -- a view he suggested was shared in the Oval Office. "I don't know how friendly Rahm Emanuel is with the president but I think he supports him," Olmert joked. "If he said what he said, probably he reflected a sentiment which may not be only his private sentiment, but something that many other people share with him."