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Steinmetz’s Bribery Trial Starts New Chapter of Mining Saga

Beny Steinmetz goes on trial facing bribery charges in Geneva on Monday in the latest chapter of a legal saga that’s dogged the Israeli businessman’s gamble on a multi-billion-dollar mine. Steinmetz and two businesspeople are accused of paying the wife of Guinea’s deceased former president Lansana Conte $8.5 million to… Read More

Israeli prosecutors spell out allegations against Netanyahu

AP – Israeli prosecutors on Sunday released an amended indictment spelling out detailed charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a corruption case in which he is accused of trading favors with a powerful media mogul. Netanyahu has been charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in… Read More

A Shady Israeli Intel Genius, His Cyber-Spy Van and Million-dollar Deals

“Meet Tal Dilian, one of the oldest hands in the often murky world of cyber surveillance. The ex-Israeli intelligence officer is showing us one of his new toys, a 9 million dollar van full of NSA level surveillance kit that he claims can hack a smartphone and snoop on all… Read More
30th December 2020
The High Court of Justice announced on Monday that it will hear petitions calling for a criminal probe into the alleged involvement of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the so-called submarine scandal. The Movement for Quality Government in Israel has requested that the court compel Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to… Read More
17th December 2020
U.S. victims of extremist violence in Israel allege that three of Qatar’s leading financial institutions have secretly funneled millions of dollars to Palestinian groups responsible for killing Americans, accusing a key U.S. ally in the Middle East of duplicity. In U.S. lawsuits, victims and their families claim that the government… Read More
12th November 2020
The police arrested the mayor of Or Akiva, Yaakov Edri, who was formerly a minister, on suspicions of corruption on Tuesday. The Rishon Letzion Magistrate’s Court extended his detention for six days. Another 12 people who are also suspected of criminal acts of corruption were arrested along with Edri. Among… Read More
2nd November 2020
As a law professor, I have devoted my professional life to teaching about, advocating for, and advancing justice with regard to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Now, my dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship has made me a special target for the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine the quest for global justice. Read More
29th October 2020
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit informed Likud MK Haim Katz Tuesday that he intends to indict him for alleged tax offenses, pending a hearing. Mandelblit’s intention to do so was first reported Monday night by Channel 12. Katz, who already faces another indictment on fraud and breach of trust charges, is… Read More
28th October 2020
Last month, The Times of Israel reported that Israel’s largest aerospace manufacturer, Israel Aerospace Industries, transferred at least $155 million in 2012-2014 to two companies that were reportedly used as a secret slush fund for Azerbaijan’s kleptocratic elite. A new report published earlier this month on Russian… Read More
26th October 2020
The United States has imposed sanctions on two officials from the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah, the U.S. Treasury Department said, including one who served as a senior military commander in the south of the country. Nabil Qaouk, a member of the group’s executive council who fought during Israel’s 1982-2000 military… Read More
14th October 2020
AP – An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ranked the United States and United Kingdom as the largest exporters most active at enforcing rules meant to prohibit companies from paying bribes in foreign markets, but said many others are doing next to nothing. Berlin-based Transparency International said only four of… Read More
9th September 2020
Thirty people were arrested Monday as police revealed they had cracked an allegedly massive graft plot involving hundreds of millions of shekels in tax evasion and money laundering. The scam involved the fraudulent takeover of hundreds of companies in the fuel sector that were then used to issue fake financial… Read More
14th August 2020
Police have detained former Ecuadorian President Abdala Bucaram for the second time in two months, this time in an organized crime probe. Ecuadorian Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo told a local radio station that Bucaram was arrested at his home in the port city of Guayaquil on Wednesday as part… Read More