Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert starts 19-month jail term for corruption

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began a 19 month jail term for corruption on Monday – making him the country’s first ex-head of government to go to prison. Before setting off for Maasiyahu Prison in central Israel in a motorcade protected by bodyguards assigned to former leaders, the 70-year-old released a video statement protesting his…