Today he was acquitted on that charge as well. The effect of all those years, and especially the last few weeks, was visibly present in court today: Olmert was never that thin. His eyes sunk in. He looked like the living dead. Though more alive than dead.
Three judges, unanimously, acquitted him of the charges in the two affairs that led to his resignation. Olmert's conduct in these affairs may be far from perfect, or even praiseworthy in the least, but when one recalls the hysteria at the time, the bold headlines, Talansky's first testimony and the serial leaks from the prosecutor's office, the tale about the fishy witness' intention to escape and Olmert's intention of hunting him down (!) – it still make's one hairs stand on end.
The only possible conclusion is that during these years Israeli democracy was desecrated. Abused.