Talansky returns to Israel for testimony


JERUSALEM (JTA) — American businessman Morris Talansky returned to Israel for cross-examination in a bribery case against Ehud Olmert.

Talansky is the key witness in an investigation against the former prime minister in which he allegedly received envelopes over several years containing $150,000 in cash and checks.

Talansky was cross-examined Sunday in Jerusalem District Court. His testimony will continue on Monday.

Olmert’s lawyer asked the court to strike Talansky’s testimony, saying it lacked credibility.

Olmert resigned over the cash envelopes affair, as well as several other scandals.

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