Israel's Supreme Court has reduced former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence for bribery from six years to eighteen months.

FOX's Daniella Cheslow has more from Tel Aviv:

Israel's Supreme Court has reduced former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence for bribery from six years to 18 months. He will be the first Israeli former Prime Minister put behind bars.

Olmert was convicted in 2014 of several charges of bribery that centered on a sprawling luxury apartment complex that required a change in local zoning laws while he was mayor of Jerusalem.

The court accepted his appeal, but convicted him of a lesser bribery charge...

(Olmert) "A large stone has been lifted from my heart..."

Olmert served as Prime Minister from 2006 until 2009, when he was forced to resign amid corruption allegations.

The court says Olmert will begin his prison sentence February 15.

In Tel Aviv, Daniella Cheslow, FOX News.