Today is both a sad day and a day for rejoicing, as former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert goes to prison for 19 months, convicted of bribes and obstruction of justice.
Olmert was tried and convicted of crimes going back to his days as Mayor of Jerusalem, from which he joined with Ariel Sharon in the new political party, Kadima, which Sharon formed after being elected PM as a Likud party member. This was all done in connection with the pull-out of Israel from Gaza in 2007, a traumatizing event which still reverberates till today.
It is a sad day that a man with the responsibility of governing a nation is tried for abuse and mis-use of his position, power, and authority. It is a day to rejoice that not even a PM is above the laws of the State of Israel. How this sick condition of corruption from the top of the head to the soles of the feet in Israeli society should cause those who truly seek righteousness and truth to look outside the “system” — not only that of the Chosen People, but also of the world-at-large! Although Yeshua/Jesus of Nazareth was condemned by rebels and lawless people as a criminal, yet YHVH God vindicated the Messiah and Son of God! O that He would come and take up His rightful throne as King of Israel and of the Jews, King over all the Earth, who reigns in righteousness and justice!
Our Father in Heaven, hallowed by Your Name; Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!