Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Israel on July 30, 2008 in Jerusalem, Israel. Embattled Prime Minister Olmert will step down from office in two months time when his Kadima Party chooses a new leader from it's scheduled leadership vote on September 17. Olmert said he will stand down because his family is being hurt by the corruption allegations against him. A corruption inquiry as well as criticism of his handling of recent conflicts have put pressure on Olmert to resign. Image by photo pool/Getty.