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.
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from the article: Olmert trial postponed until next month