Why Israel Sorely Needed Harsh Verdict for Olmert

Judge David Rozen's severe ruling in the Olmert case continues the trend of recent years, where the mask has been torn off the faces of Israel's robber barons.

Blistering. Populist. Demagogic, shrill. These are just some of the descriptions of the ruling handed down on the Holyland case, by District Court Judge David Rozen last week. They’re mostly fair, but, then, the choice of words wasn’t a function of the gravity of the case in question or the importance of the Holyland project itself.