Cabinet Office Minister Matt Hancock has announced that the UK and Israel will work together to tackle cyber security attacks on their national institutions.
During a visit to Israel today, Mr Hancock, who was joined by British business executives on the delegation, said: "I welcome this opportunity to forge even closer links in the field of cyber security with our Israeli partners.”
Ehud Olmert has started his 19 month prison sentence, becoming the first former Israeli prime minister to go to jail.
He began the sentence on Wing 10 of Ma’asiyahu Prison on Monday following his conviction for bribery and obstruction of justice in the Holyland case, relating to the years he was mayor of Jerusalem between 1992 and 2003.
The Israeli Prime Minister is set to finalise a controversial new gas deal - but only if a cabinet colleague resigns.
Benjamin Netanyahu has been trying to push through a law that permits an Israeli-American energy partnership to develop offshore natural gas fields in the face of anti-monopoly laws that would normally block such an arrangement.