Olmert on Holyland: I thought project was important, exciting

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, suspected of taking bribes in the Holyland affair, testified in Tel Aviv District Court, saying. "The project was presented to me by family members in a manner that was very exciting."


"I thought the project was of importance. I liked the fact that in 1994, six years before the millennium, new hotels would be built in Jerusalem," he added. According to the indictment, the affair publicized in 2010, showed millions of shekels in bribes were passed onto senior officials and administrators, including Olmert, who served as mayor of Jerusalem. (Naama Cohen-Friedman)