Judge in Olmert Appeal Questions Political Donations

Bench focuses on two incidents that lower court deemed personal benefits rather than campaign finance.

As the Supreme Court began hearing the state’s appeal Tuesday against former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s acquittal in two corruption cases, Supreme Court President Asher Grunis gave both sides a clear signal: Focus your arguments on only one of the two cases − Olmert’s receipt of cash-filled envelopes from American Jewish businessman Morris Talansky.