The new evidence, provided by Shula Zaken, is likely to start a new set of investigations against former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Among others - on obstruction of justice through the payment of Zaken's legal fees through other parties, in effort to keep her silent.
However, as indicated in the twits above, the most shocking part of Zaken's new evidence pertains to organized crime in the Israeli Tax Authority and the highest levels of government. That story is not new at all. It reaffirms the exact claims, which Rafi Rotem, the Tax Authority whistleblower, has been making since 2002: Organized crime by senior officers of the Tax Authority and the highest levels of government. 
According to Rotem, starting in 2002, senior Tax Authority political appointees undermined or closed tax investigations worth tens and hundreds of millions NIS against businesses related to organized crime figures, to tycoons, and to government officials.
But in the 12 intervening years, the entire Israeli justice and law-enforcement system has been working in concert to protect such organized crime, to silence Rotem, and to deny him equal protection under the law:
* Judge VARDA SAMET in the Tel Aviv Labor Court permitted his unlawful termination from the Tax Authority through the perversion of justice. Judge Samet was under a conflict of interest - her husband, Attorney Haim Samet, was counsel for the Gibor-Sport Corporation, one of the beneficiaries of the corruption. The closing of the Gibor-Sport investigation was one of the specific cases, which were brought up in Judge Samet's court. Judge Samet also admitted inadmissible evidence against Rotem - unfavorable comments and complaints by co-workers, which were probably forgery, while the corresponding witnesses failed to appear in court. 
* Presiding Justice ASHER GRUNIS of the Israeli Supreme Court - continues to refuse to duly serve Rotem a signed and certified judgment in Rotem's petition in Rotem v Samet. The petition was summarily denied, but only an unsigned, uncertified, unauthenticated "Judgment" paper was served, bearing the disclaimer, "subject to editing and phrasing changes". Such "Judgement" again stated that Rotem was no whistleblower, and that his case only represented soured workplace relationships. 
* State Ombudsman (retired Judge) YOSEF SHAPIRA - regardless of recent promises, the current Ombudsman, like his two predecessors, continues to refuse to accept formal complaint from Rafi Rotem, and also continues to refuse to accord Rotem the protection due under the law for whistleblowers. In his recent correspondence Ombudsman Shapira claims that the the case started in the"previous century" and ended "five years before I took office". 
* TEL AVIV POLICE - have engaged in recent years in the harassment, intimidation and retaliation against Rotem, including, but not limited to, multiple false detentions and beating.  In contrast, prior to his whistle-blowing Rotem won a series of appreciation and commendation letters from the Israel Police. 
* Attorney General YEHUDA WEINSTEIN - like his predecessor Manny Mezouz (who after leaving office stated that the Tax Authority scandal was "the closest to organized crime in government" ), fails to perform his duties and stop the charade.
Overall, the Tax Authority scandal and whistleblower Rafi Rotem confirms the assessment of US Ambassador to Israel James Cunningham, in a cable published by Wikileaks, of the merger of organized crime and government in the State of Israel. 
Under such circumstances, the Tel Aviv Police now prosecute Rafi Rotem for insulting and harassing policemen on duty, many of the instances - during his false detentions. Such prosecution should be viewed as the persecution of a civil-society activist. And if the prosecution continues, Rafi Rotem is likely to become a political prisoner in Israel. 
The Tax Authority scandal in general, and the persecution of Tax Authority whistleblower Rafi Rotem in particular, document the thorough corruption of the Israeli justice system over the past two decades, in parallel to other transformative socio-economic processes in the State of Israel since the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhaq Rabin in 1995. 
 2014-05-05 Zernik, J., ISRAEL: After years of abuse, Tax-Authority whistleblower Rafi Rotem wins the right to be deposed by State Ombudsman | OpEdNews.com