Former prime minister Ehud Olmert testified Tuesday for the sixth time
at the Jerusalem District Court over his alleged double and triple
booking of flights in what has become known as the Rishon Tours affair,
named after a travel organization he often booked with.
In this round of questioning, Judge Yaakov Tzaban pressed Olmert on
flight 11 in the indictment, taken in November 2004 to the US, where the
former prime minister allegedly received a refund from the
American-Israel Friendship League for the flight despite it being paid
for by the Industry Trade and Labor Ministry. On that same trip, Olmert
admitted to personally upgrading his seat to first class.
Olmert allegedly received $9,600 from the American organization for that flight.