Delaying is SOP for corruption and sex trials for Israeli politicians who fall down that path. In this case it seems like a mistake. If I were the Olmert defense team, I would want to accelerate as quickly as possible. The further Messer sinks the more likely he is to cut a state's evidence deal / plea bargain. The more corruption evidence that is testified to the more chances for collateral links to Olmert's multiple cases.
Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia (Reuters)
from the article: Olmert trial postponed until next month