Olmert asks court to postpone start of his trial

Olmert asks court to pos

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday asked Jerusalem District Court to postpone the opening of his trial, scheduled for September 29, and instead to hold an update hearing at which the sides would work out a schedule for the hearings in his trial. Olmert's lawyers suggested holding the update hearing about two weeks after the currently scheduled beginning of the trial. The former prime minister's chief lawyer, Eli Zohar, told the court he had asked the state for a concentrate list of all the evidence gathered by police as part of his defense preparations, but the state had replied that it could only supply several lists that, taken together, include all the material.