News Brief 9/29/2013, Tishrei 25, 5774
First Time: Olmert to Testify in Holyland Trial
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will begin testifying Sunday in the Holyland corruption case. It will be the first time that Olmert has taken the stand in the trial, which began several months ago.
Olmert is accused of having taken a bribe of half a million shekels when he served as Mayor of Jerusalem. The bribe was allegedly given in exchange for building approvals for the massive Holyland luxury housing project in the capital city.