web analytics
March 5, 2015 / 14 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Yesh Din, v'Yesh Dayan

Former PM Ehud Olmert Found ‘Guilty’ in Holyland Trial

The judge slammed what he called “a corrupt political system which has decayed over years... "
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrives at Tel Aviv District Courthouse in Holyland Park trial, October 2013 / archive photo

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrives at Tel Aviv District Courthouse in Holyland Park trial, October 2013 / archive photo
Photo Credit: Dror Einav / POOL/Flash90

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been found guilty in the Holyland trial that dealt with corruption in the building of the massive luxury residential complex near the Malha Mall in Jerusalem.

Tel Aviv District Court Judge David Rosen announced the verdict Monday morning, handing down a verdict of “guilty” on charges of receiving bribes to allow contractors to proceed in construction of Holyland Park.

Olmert allegedly took the bribes from Holyland’s developers and the company Hazera Genetics during his time as Jerusalem mayor and minister of industry, trade and labor.

Of 12 defendants in the years-long trials, only three have been acquitted in the case.

The state’s witness Shmuel Dachner, who is now deceased, was also convicted in the case, as was his aide, Meir Rabin, former Deputy Mayor Eliezer Simhayoff, former city engineer Uri Sheetrit, former aide to Ehud Olmert, Shuli Zaken, and others.

Rosen slammed what he called “a corrupt political system which has decayed over years… and in which hundreds of thousands of shekels were transferred to elected officials.”

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “Former PM Ehud Olmert Found ‘Guilty’ in Holyland Trial”

  1. Jean Perles says:

    שופט בית המשפט המחוזי בתל אביב , דוד רוזן , הודה באשמת אולמרט, שהואשם בקבלת שוחד בעת שכהנה כראש העיר ירושלים , בתמורה ל” עזרה “היזמים שלהולילנד פרויקט המגורים בעיר הקדושה .

    אולמרט הואשם בקבלת שוחד כמה , כולל 500 אלף שקלים , באמצעות אחיויוסי ,ו600 אלף שקלים על ידילשעבר ראש לשכתו , שולה הזקן .

    השופט רוזן אמרראש הממשלה לשעבר שיקרה בבית המשפט. ” אולמרט ניסה להכפיש את שמו שלעד מדינה ושיקר בבית המשפט “, הוא אמר. “אני דוחה על סף את גרסתו של אולמרט מהאירועים “, הוסיףהשופט.

    הבעלים של מתחם הולילנד , נחשביםדמות מפתח בקרבשלוש עשרה החשודים בפרשת השחיתות, הורשע במתן שוחד לפקידים בעיריית ירושלים . אביגדור קלנר , ממקימיה של חברת הולילנד הפארק , גם

    הורשע בשוחד, אך זוכה מאישומים אחרים.

    מנהלהמינהל מהקרקעי ישראל, יעקב אפרתי , זוכהכמנהלי חברת הולילנד פרק , אמנון Saffran ושמעון גלאון .

    מוקדם יותר החודש,המשרד הראשי לשעבר של אולמרט , שולה זקן , שהיה גם טעון,ואשר נתן עדות עולה בקנה אחד על המקרה , היה משא ומתן עם תובעים על הסכם מחוץ לבית משפט , בתמורה לקבלת מעמד עד תביעה ולספק מידע נוסף עלהמקרה . התובעים ביקשו כי זקן להעיד שוב עלהמקרה מעורב הבוס שלו לשעבר. עם זאת,השופט החליט שלא לעכב עוד את המקרהוהודיע על פסק הדין.

    פסק הדין מגיע לאחר שנתיים של כתב אישום נגד שלוש עשרה נתבעים באחד מפרשיות השחיתות החמורות ביותרשאי פעם הופקו בארץ.

    זו הפעם הראשונה שבה הצדק של ישראל מגנה אתראש הממשלה לשעברלשוחד.

  2. Uzi Kattan says:

    Hashem is punishing the all the Gush Katif atrocity perpetrators including Oldmerd. He also had to pay for his Amona atrocity where his black uniformed YaSSam storm troopers beat Jewish teens and trampled them with horses purchased in Germany. Serves him right if he goes to prison.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Megillat Esther
The Origins of Purim
Latest News Stories
Map of Yitzhar area.

A hitchhiker pulled out a gun and stopped the attack.

Israeli Flags in Germany

Israel was the sixth-highest source for tourists to Germany in 2014.

Eshed said that a smart meter can run for as long as 10 years if it is equipped with this chipset.

U.S. to South Korea Amb. Mark Lippert was attacked in Seoul on Wed. March 4.

US Amb to South Korea attacked at event in Seoul, slashed face and hand.

On Saturday, the French daily Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing intelligence sources, that Khamenei would likely live only two more years.

COGAT chief hopes Hamas “would not steal water from civilians as they steal construction materials intended for the reconstruction of houses.”

Israel’s Channel 2 television network thought Herzog’s remarks constituted elections propaganda.

The house, which is made up of simple mortar and stone walls that was cut into a rocky hillside, was first discovered in the 1880s by nuns at the Sisters of Nazareth convent.

Ron Dermer responds to Netanyahu critics following Netanyahu’s speech.

Secy of State John Kerry updates media on the progress made in talks with Iran in Switzerland before leaving for the US; talks resume on March 15.

Researchers at the University of Haifa find that it is better for customer service employees to express positive emotions rather than show neutrality in their work.

Palestinian Authority and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says Israel will never be accepted as a Jewish State, but played coy about security issues.

Ferguson police officer cleared by Justice Department of civil rights charges in shooting of Michael Brown.

When Hamas launches rockets at Tel Aviv, only 100,000 people will need to seek shelter, instead of 400,000.

Two Islamic holidays have officially been added to the New York City public school calendar, closing schools on those days starting next year.

It was probably the first time that the marble relief portrait of Moses hanging in the House Chamber ever received such public acknowledgement.

More Articles from Hana Levi Julian
Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility.

Secy of State John Kerry updates media on the progress made in talks with Iran in Switzerland before leaving for the US; talks resume on March 15.

An Arab sheikh hands out flowers in a gesture of brotherhood and good will.

Researchers at the University of Haifa find that it is better for customer service employees to express positive emotions rather than show neutrality in their work.

Palestinian Authority and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says Israel will never be accepted as a Jewish State, but played coy about security issues.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II warns the battle against Daesh, known as ISIS, has launched World War III, although the U.S.-led coalition fighting the terror group may not yet know it.

The PA and PLO say they have “no money to pay” $655.5 million in damages awarded by a US federal court to American citizens who were victims of Palestinian terror.

Dozens of Democrats gathered to spew a stream of venom before the cameras Tuesday at Israel’s prime minister after his speech to Congress.

Former US Secy of State Hillary Clinton is found to have exclusively used private email while at State Dept.

“Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate…” to wipe out Israel, PM Netanyahu told Congress.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/former-pm-ehud-olmert-found-guilty-in-holyland-trial/2014/03/31/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: