On Tuesday, a court in Jerusalem cleared former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of two corruption charges, while convicting him of a lesser, third charge. The decision ended a high-profile bribery investigation that had forced Olmert to step down in 2008, ending peace talks with the Palestinians that have remained stalled under Olmert's successor, Benjamin Netanyahu. The court's verdict was seen as an embarrassment for state prosecutors, who have been accused of driving Olmert out of office for dubious political reasons.
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