Olmert drops slander case against 'Yediot'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 23, 2006 10:47

 
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Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has dropped his charges of slander against Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, it was reported Monday. Olmert first pressed charges against Yediot a number of years ago after they published information supposedly linking Olmert to the Greek Island affair. Sources close to the investigation suggested that he wished to cancel the charges owing to his recent appointment as acting prime minister, and his concern that evidence dug up in the trial would be used against him on the campaign trail. Eli Zohar, Olmert's lawyer, rejected the comments, stating that Olmert's priorities had simply changed, and he therefore had decided to drop the case. The so-called Greek Island Affair dates back to the late 1990s when Likud businessman David Appel allegedly paid Ariel Sharon's son, Gilad, nearly $700,000 for his work as part of a consulting team in developing a vast tourism project in the Greek islands at a time when his father was foreign minister.

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