Olmert-a: The Israeli Code of Silence

So Ehud Olmert has now admitted to taking bundles of cash from a NY financier, but denies it was for personal gain. The money apparently went to fund his re-election as mayor of Jerusalem, and to fund the Likud party. I don’t know a whole lot about Israeli campaign finance laws, but I imagine that suitcases full of cash that go undeclared until a police raid on your home probably violate them. Olmert has refused to quit, but did promise to resign in the event he’s indicted, which seems pretty big of him.

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