Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sept. 7, 2008.
(Xinhua/Reuters Photo) Photo
By Huang Heng
JERUSALEM, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Israeli police's
Sunday recommendation to indict Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in two corruption
cases is drawing mass attention in the Jewish state, with some people considered
"This is meaningless," said Olmert's legal team in a
statement released almost at the same time when the police statement was issued
on Sunday evening.
After a five-hour marathon meeting, Israeli police
made the recommendation proposal against Olmert and sent it to Attorney General
The move was stroke back immediately by Olmert's
legal team, saying in the statement that the police recommendation had no impact
because "the only person with the authority to indict the prime minister" is the
"We will wait patiently for the
decision of the attorney general," the statement said. "Unlike the police, he is
aware of the heavy responsibility he holds."
Olmert's media advisor Amir Dan slammed the police by
saying that "the police have no choice but to recommend an indictment, since
they have to justify the fact that they brought down a prime minister in