The dentist of a grandchild of Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky appeared in court on Monday, 28 Nissan 5774 to serve as a character witness for him. The Tel Aviv District Court began sentencing hearings in the case, with the prosecution seeking 5-7 years imprisonment for Ehud Olmert.
Lupoliansky, the founder of Yad Sarah and a former Jerusalem Mayor, is a co-defendant in the Holy Land case along with former PM Ehud Olmert and others.
Speaking to Justice David Rosen the doctor explained “I understand that punishment is moral and correct but if there is a person in the world entitled to mercy it is Uri Lupoliansky”.
Lupoliansky was found guilty in the case as well but unlike others who took bribery money to advance the Holyland project, Lupoliansky asked for a donation for his Yad Sarah organization and never pocketed anything for his own personal gain.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)