Olmert: 'Police declared a brutal witch-hunt against me'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 6, 2010 16:42

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert attacked the authorities ahead of his testimony on the "Rishon Tours" corruption case on Thursday.

"For over a month, they have declared open season on me, a brutal, cruel, unmerciful witch-hunt, of the sort that there has never been in Israel," Olmert said in a statement to reporters before entering the courtroom. He refused to specify who exactly declared it "open season."

The former prime minister and his ex-bureau chief Shula Zaken are suspected of multiple-billing for the same trips and lying in travel reports. Olmert is also under investigation for accepting bribes to promote the Holyland project in Jerusalem.


Related Content

Breaking news
February 25, 2018
Six Palestinians arrested overnight by security forces

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Israel Weather
  • 12 - 22
    Beer Sheva
    12 - 19
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 11 - 17
    Jerusalem
    12 - 18
    Haifa
  • 16 - 26
    Elat
    13 - 21
    Tiberias