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  9/2/2014, Elul 7, 5774

Today Decision Whether or Not Retrial of Talansky Affair


This morning (Tuesday) the Jerusalem District Court will decide om the State's request to collect new evidence from recordings provided by Shula Zaken in the Talansky Affair, which was a major part of the case against former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The tapes allegedly show that Olmert illegally persuaded her not to testify in the Talansky and Rishon Tours affairs in order to obstruct the truth in the Holyland trial, and that in exchange, he would cover Zaken's legal fees and other perks, as well as telling her that her testifying would hurt his case.

The Court will weigh the new evidence and then decide whether or not to acquit Olmert.