The 85-year-old former Israeli prime minister is in a life-threatening condition. He has been in a coma for eight years after a stroke.
Israel's last remaining founding father, Shimon Peres, is in critical condition, a source has said. The 93-year-old former president suffered a stroke while in hospital two weeks ago.
Former Israeli premier Olmert has received early release from prison, but he may still not be in the clear. Police are investigating him for trying to publish secrets.
Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres is showing signs of improvement after suffering a stroke. It is the third time the 93-year-old has been hospitalized over the past year.
Several Palestinians have been reported killed in protests in Jerusalem over restrictions at Haram al-Sharif, also known as Temple Mount. Palestinian President Abbas meanwhile froze relations with Israel.
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