Ex-Israeli PM says he`s victim of `witch hunt`
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Last Updated: Friday, May 07, 2010, 00:29
Jerusalem: Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he is the victim of an "organised, cruel and ruthless witch hunt, the likes of which Israel has never seen."

Olmert spoke today as his corruption trial resumed in Jerusalem. He is charged with accepting illicit funds from an American supporter and double-billing Jewish groups for trips abroad.

Olmert also gas been linked to a multimillion-dollar real estate bribery scandal that has riveted Israel. Olmert has denied all the allegations against him, saying he never accepted a bribe during his three-decade-long political career.

His trial began last September and was suspended last month after Olmert's lawyers said he couldn't receive a fair trial in the current climate.


First Published: Friday, May 07, 2010, 00:29

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