Holyland Affair

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Olmert to enjoy deluxe conditions in prison

Olmert to enjoy deluxe conditions in prison

Ex-prime minister will serve less than one year, in a specially constructed bloc with TVs in each room, and wear civilian clothes.Gil Ronen, 29/12/2015 22:23
Watch: Olmert responds to sentence; 'I'm innocent'

Watch: Olmert responds to sentence; 'I'm innocent'

Speaking outside the Supreme Court following his partially-successful appeal, former PM says he accepts 18-month sentence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2015 12:12
Damning Olmert Recordings Played in Holyland Trial

Damning Olmert Recordings Played in Holyland Trial

'Take the blame on yourself...he'll murder you,' Olmert is heard saying; corruption evidence grows as former aid takes stand.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 03/11/2014 10:21
Ex-Mayor Lupoliansky's Sentencing Postponed

Ex-Mayor Lupoliansky's Sentencing Postponed

Tel Aviv District Court was to decide the fate of former Jerusalem mayor, and of ex-councillor Avraham Feiner, on Monday.Gil Ronen , 09/06/2014 08:39
Judge Stands By Harsh Language Against Olmert

Judge Stands By Harsh Language Against Olmert

Judge David Rosen says he stands behind the harsh language he used to describe former PM's crimes.Ido Ben Porat, 29/05/2014 04:16
Olmert's Attorney: His Rights Were Violated

Olmert's Attorney: His Rights Were Violated

Former PM's attorney criticizes the conduct of Judge David Rosen, particularly when it came to Shula Zaken.Hezki Baruch, 27/05/2014 02:14
Olmert's Former Bureau Chief to be Sentenced

Olmert's Former Bureau Chief to be Sentenced

Judge David Rosen to determine whether he accepts the plea bargain signed with Shula Zaken.Elad Benari, 15/05/2014 05:42
'Olmert's Verdict is a Lesson to Us All'

'Olmert's Verdict is a Lesson to Us All'

MKs begin to react to the Holyland Affair, condemning the former PM's actions - but praising Israel's fight against corruption.Tova Dvorin, Gil Ronen, 13/05/2014 11:11
Olmert Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Olmert Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

For the first time, a former prime minister is sentenced to prison time. Judge describes a public official who takes bribes as a 'traitor.'Gil Ronen, 13/05/2014 10:14
Olmert Sentencing in Holyland Case Minutes Away

Olmert Sentencing in Holyland Case Minutes Away

Judge David Rosen says 'malignant disease must be rooted out,' calls bribe-taker 'a traitor.' Olmert: 'This is a sad day.'Gil Ronen, 13/05/2014 09:12
Tuesday is Sentencing Day for Olmert

Tuesday is Sentencing Day for Olmert

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, convicted on two counts of bribery, expected to be given prison sentence.Elad Benari, 13/05/2014 06:15
Olmert: I Never Took a Bribe

Olmert: I Never Took a Bribe

At sentencing hearing, former PM says he never took a bribe, vows to appeal verdict.Nir Har Zahav, 30/04/2014 05:42
Prosecutors to Seek 5-7 Year Jail Term Olmert

Prosecutors to Seek 5-7 Year Jail Term Olmert

State prosecution sources say they are also seeking a stiff fine of more than one million shekels against disgraced former Prime Minister.AFP, 28/04/2014 18:36
Prosecution to Seek Five-Year Term for Olmert?

Prosecution to Seek Five-Year Term for Olmert?

The Prosecution will ask for a five-year prison sentence for former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the Holyland affair.Elad Benari, 25/04/2014 04:16
Architect: Holyland is a Monument to Corruption

Architect: Holyland is a Monument to Corruption

David Kroyanker says Jerusalemites always felt there ws something sinister about the project, but weren't sure what.Benny Toker, 02/04/2014 08:25
'It Could be Years Before Olmert Goes to Prison'

'It Could be Years Before Olmert Goes to Prison'

Professor Suzie Navot says that Olmert will appeal his bribery conviction and that this process can take years.Benny Toker, 02/04/2014 04:47
Olmert Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

Olmert Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

Police launch a new investigation against former PM Olmert, following new evidence turned in by his former bureau chief, Shula Zaken.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 28/03/2014 00:06
Zaken Has Incriminating Tape Against Olmert?

Zaken Has Incriminating Tape Against Olmert?

Former PM's bureau chief has reportedly presented police with new evidence implicating him in obstruction of justice.Elad Benari, 27/03/2014 00:14
Zaken Won't Testify Against Olmert

Zaken Won't Testify Against Olmert

Prosecution stops talks with Shula Zaken's attorneys, cite lack of supporting evidence in her new testimony.Elad Benari, 07/03/2014 00:16
Deathbed Promise Changed Olmert Trial

Deathbed Promise Changed Olmert Trial

Sudden change in Olmert’s former secretary linked to ‘deathbed promise’ that has now been revoked.Maayana Miskin, 26/02/2014 02:43