Former Olmert aide Shula Zaken grilled by police in Cremieux house affair

July 14, 2008 21:02


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Shula Zaken, formerly head of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's bureau, was called in for a four-hour questioning session at the National Fraud Unit's headquarters in Bat Yam on Monday over Olmert's $1.2 million purchase of an apartment in Jerusalem in 2004, known as the Cremieux affair. Police are examining the terms of the purchase - Olmert has faced long-standing suspicions, according to which he purchased the apartment on Cremieux Street in Jerusalem from its developer, the Alumot MG Engineering Corporation, at a significant discount, while serving as acting prime minister, in exchange for shortening the bureaucratic processes within the Jerusalem municipality for Alumot. Law enforcement officials have been quoted as saying that police made progress in the Cremieux investigation, and that detectives hope to complete their enquiries after the Talansky cash envelopes and Olmertours investigations are complete. Police are likely to also question Olmert over the home purchase in the future.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town