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Pressure mounts on Olmert to resign

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz came under renewed pressure to resign Wednesday after the Israeli army’s chief of staff stepped down in the wake of the flawed Lebanon war. The sudden departure of Israel’s top military official, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, delivered another setback to the prime minister, whose popularity has plummeted following last summer’s war and a string of political scandals. On Tuesday, Israel’s attorney general opened a criminal probe into Olmert’s role in a 2005 bank privatization. Full Story

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