Here's a look at the life of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert.
Personal: Birth date: September 30, 1945
Birth place: Binyamina, Palestine (now Israel)
Birth name: Ehud Olmert
Father: Mordechai Olmert, member of the Knesset
Mother: Bella Olmert
Marriage: Aliza Olmert, artist and playwright
Children: two sons: Ariel and Shaul, and three daughters Dana, Michal and Shuli
Education: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.A., 1968 (psychology and philosophy), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, L.L.B, 1973 (law)
Military service: Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Combat Infantry Unit Officer
Other Facts: Olmert grew up in a settlement called Nahalat Jabotinsky near present-day Binyamina.
Elected mayor of Jerusalem in 1993, Olmert defeated Teddy Kollek with 59% of the vote. Kollek had been mayor since 1965.
One of his daughters is adopted.
He was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2007.
Timeline: 1971 - Completes military service in the IDF as a military correspondent for the journal "Bamachane".
1973 - Becomes the youngest person ever elected to the Knesset.
1975-1978 - Practices law in a private firm.
1988-1990 - Olmert is appointed Minister without Portfolio, responsible for minority affairs, by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.
1990-1992 - Minister of Health