Is Investigation against Olmert politically motivated?

The Jerusalem Post reports that Olmert is again being investigated on allegations about political fundraising activities that took place well prior to his tenure as Prime Minister.

Some opposition lawmakers called on him to resign because of the investigations.

Prior investigations that started with a lot of bravado have gone nowhere, as Knesset member Yoel Hasson (who serves on OneVoice’s Board) noted.

To me the plethora of failed investigations is evidence of the politicization of the legal process, as opposed to evidence of wrongdoing.

ALL of these investigations relate to the period when Olmert was running for Mayor of Jerusalem, as part of the Likud party, and with a far more hawkish stance of things.  Much of his financial support presumably came from very conservative Jewish sources that are not happy with Olmert’s peacemaking efforts.

It seems quite possible, or likely, that some of Olmert’s past donors are disenchanted with his goal to strike a framework agreement with the Palestinians this year, and they are trying to "cooperate" with the Israeli police to derail the hope of a two-state-solution. 

Is this a proper outcome of the democratic process? 

As is most common in stable democracies, shouldn’t the Head of State have a significant degree of immunity from politically-inspired allegations, particularly if dating back to before the Head of State’s tenure, and particularly if not dealing with national security issues?

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