This article comes from the think-tank in Washington associated with the Israeli Lobby, AIPAC. And it includes the following political insights into the family of the new Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert:
"Olmert's family also factored into his evolution. His wife, Aliza, an artist, has frequently argued with her husband over politics during their 35 years of marriage, and has even admitted that she often voted against his Likud party. And in a society that views mandatory military service as a patriotic duty, Olmert's son Ariel became a conscientious objector. Another son, Shaul, signed a petition urging soldiers not to serve in the West Bank, and Olmert's daughter Donna volunteers for a group monitoring the treatment of Palestinians passing through West Bank checkpoints."