Holyland II: Where are Judge Rosen's Verdict and Sentence records re: former PM Olmert's corruption?

Holyland II: Where are Judge Rosen's Verdict and Sentence records re: former PM Olmert's corruption?
The Holyland corruption scandal originated in bribes taken by former PM Olmert. Israeli media, which routinely rely on judges' pronouncements in open court with no access to court records, reported that Olmert was convicted and sentenced to a 6 year prison term (of which he hasn't served a day so far). Overnight, Judge David Rosen became a national hero in the war on government corruption. However, the Verdict and Sentence records are nowhere to be found... The case again demonstrates the fraud in design and operation of the Israeli courts IT system - Net-HaMishpat. Corruption of the courts and the legal profession is a central cause of the socio-economic and political conditions in Israel today.



Pics: Olmert and his former secretary Shula Zaken, Judge David Rosen of the Tel-Aviv District Court
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OccupyTLV, March 17 - Joseph Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert (NGO) has filed a request to inspect and to copy court records in former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Holyland corruption trial. [1] The request pertains to duly executed Verdict and Sentence records of former PM Ehud Olmert and his secretary Shula Zaken. In Israel, public access to court records is extremely restricted, and a request must be filed with the judge, presiding in the case, to inspect court records.

Israeli media extensively covered the case all along. In March through May, 2014, media reported that Olmert was convicted and sentenced to a six year prison term, of which he hasn't served a day so far. Overnight, Judge David Rosen became a national hero in the war on government corruption in Israel. [2]

However, as usual, Israeli media reports were based on pronouncements by Judge David Rosen in open court, with no supporting records... That, even after the Israeli Ombudsman of the Judiciary in his 2012 report documented that Israeli judges today do not consider their own pronouncements of decisions and judgments in open court binding...

Review of public court records in this case in Net HaMishpat - the new IT system of the Israeli courts - failed to discover any duly executed Verdict or Sentence records for either former PM Olmert or his personal secretary Zaken. [3] Regardless of the extreme restrictions on public access, verdict and sentence records are public records in Israeli law. However, in this case, in contrast with other criminal cases of Judge David Rosen, no duly executed verdict or sentence records were discovered for either Olmert or Zaken.
Identifying judgment records in the Israeli courts is uniquely tricky today:
* In a recent Supreme Court decision, Justice Noam Solberg again pronounced that a court record, titled "Judgment" is not necessarily a judgment... [4]

* In response to a recent Freedom of Information request, the Administration of Courts refused to answer: [5]
-- Who is authorized to register court decisions under the "Judgments" section in Net HaMishpat?
-- Does the registration of a "Judgment" record under the "Judgments" section in Net-HaMishpat indicate that it is indeed a "Judgment"?

The perverted court records in the Holyland corruption scandal court file must raise serious concerns regarding integrity of the prosecution in this case - one of the highest public policy significance.

Review of court records in this case also provides additional evidence of the large-scale fraud in design and operation of Net-HaMishpat- the IT system of the Israeli courts.

The 2013 Human Rights Report of the UN Human Rights Council on Israel incorporated the Human Rights Alert submission with the note: "Lack of integrity in the electronic records of the Supreme Court, the District Courts, and the Detainees courts in Israel". The submission documented the implementation of fraudulent IT systems in the Israeli courts over the past decade. The same period was also marked, on the one hand - by unprecedented swell in government corruption, and on the other - by an unprecedented increase in poverty, which propelled Israel to first place in poverty among developed (OECD) nations.

An academic paper, titled "Fraudulent new IT systems of the Israeli courts - unannounced regime change?" was accepted for publication and presentation, subject to international, anonymous peer-review in ECEG 2015 - an upcoming international computer science conference on government IT systems.

As is the case in the United States, corruption of the courts and the legal profession is a central cause of socio-economic and political conditions in Israel today. [6]
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Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
OccupyTLV
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* The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2010 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in the United States, with the note: "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California".
* The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2013 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in Israel, with the note: "lack of integrity of the electronic records of the Supreme Court, the district courts and the detainees courts in Israel."

* The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council for the 2015 Periodic Review of Human Rights in the US is titled: "Large-scale fraud in IT systems of the US federal courts: Unannounced regime change?" to be reviewed Jan 2015.
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LINKS[1] 2015-03-16 State of Israel v Zerni (10291-01-12) in the Tel-Aviv District Court: Request to inspect judgments //

מדינת ישראל נ צרני (10291-01-12) בבית המשפט המחוזי ת"א: בקשה לעיין בפסקי הדיןhttps://www.scribd.com/doc/258925170/
[2] 2015-03-01 State of Israel v Zerni (10291-01-12) in the Tel-Aviv District Court: Media reports of sentencing and prison terms in the Holyland corruption scandal, involving former PM Olmert //

מדינת ישראל נ צרני (10291-01-12) בבית המשפט המחוזי ת"א: דיווחי עיתונות על גזרי דין וריצוי עונשי המאס בפרשת הולילנד, בה היה ראש הממשלה לשעבר אולמרט מעורב.
https://www.scribd.com/doc/257296016/[3] 2015-03-01 State of Israel v Zerni (10291-01-12) in the Tel-Aviv District Court: Holyland corruption scandal, former PM Olmert, and Judge Rosen: Net Hamishpat records – public access, remote terminal //

מדינת ישראל נ צרני (10291-01-12) בבית המשפט המחוזי ת"א: פרשת הולילנד, ראש הממשלה לשעבר אולמרט, והשופט דוד רוזן: כתבים בתיק מנט המשפט – מסוף מרוחק, גישת הציבור
https://www.scribd.com/doc/257431369/[4] 2014-10-30 Judgment in Aviva Brauda v Gadi Ferber (3233/14) in the Israeli Supreme Court, Justice Noam Solberg: "Distinction whether a judicial record is a "Judgment", "other decision", is not necessarily made, as is well established, based on its title..."

"הבחינה האם החלטה היא "פסק-דין" או "החלטה אחרת" אינה נעשית בהכרח, כידוע, ע"פ הכותרת שניתנה לה, אלא בהתאם למהותה." [אביבה בראודה נ' גדי פרבר עליון; נ' סולברג (רעא 3233/14 ) 30/10/14][5] 2015-01-04 FOIA Request on the Administration of Courts (פ - 7/2015) RE: IT system Net HaMishpat //
בקשה בכפוף לחוק חופש המידע על הנהלת בתי המשפט (פ - 7/2015) בנידון: מערכת המידע "נט המשפט"
https://www.scribd.com/doc/256375395/2015-03-04 FOIA Response by the Administration of Courts (פ - 7/2015) RE: IT system Net HaMishpat – no records available //

תשובה בכפוף לחוק חופש המידע על ידי הנהלת בתי המשפט (פ - 7/2015) בנידון: מערכת המידע "נט המשפט" – אין מידע בכתובים https://www.scribd.com/doc/257685194/
[6] 2014-11-07 Yuval Yoaz: Israel Supreme Court sent a "toxic message" regarding fighting government corruption_Haaretz

יובל יועז: פסק הדין במשפט אולמרט - פרשת טלנסקי - "מסר רעיל" למלחמה בשחיתות_הארץ
https://www.scribd.com/doc/245993895/

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