Former prime minister Ehud Olmert will take the stand for the first time in the
Holyland trial on Sunday.
His testimony could decisively affect the
The verdict on his guilt or innocence could be decisive
in determining whether Olmert, who turns 68 on Monday, can return to the
political arena and take one last shot at challenging Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu for primacy.
The Holyland trial, in the Tel Aviv District
Court, is Olmert’s second recent trial.
His first, the Jerusalem
corruption trial, ended in July 2012 with his acquittal on the most serious
charges. The prosecution appealed, but many expect it to lose the appeal.