Olmert Could Face New Evidence During Talansky and Rishon Tours Appeal

It is rare for new evidence to be introduced so late in an appeal, but a court has the authority to allow such a move.

The state prosecutor is likely to request the introduction of new evidence in its appeal against the acquittal of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the so-called Talansky and Rishon Tours cases. The development is a consequence of a plea bargain with one of Olmert’s top aides in the Holyland trial.

Supreme Court President Justice Asher Grunis, who heads the five-justice panel hearing the appeal,...