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Netanyahu’s personal lawyer to be charged with money laundering

Israel’s state prosecutor has plans to indict prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cousin and personal lawyer, alongside six other people, on charges related to a possible conflict of interest over a $2bn purchase of German submarines. Shai Nitzan said in a statement on Thursday the seven would be charged on various corruption offences,… Read More

Prosecution in Israel lines up over 300 witnesses in Netanyahu case

An indictment submitted to Israel’s parliament on Monday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu names more than 300 prosecution witnesses, including wealthy friends and former aides, in three graft cases against him. By formally sending the indictment to the legislature, after announcing charges of bribery, breach of trust and fraud on… Read More

Israel’s Netanyahu Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Bribery and Breach of Trust

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a set of long-running corruption cases, throwing his political future into doubt and heightening the uncertainty and chaos surrounding Israel’s fitful, yearlong struggle to choose its next leader. Mr. Netanyahu, 70, who in… Read More
29th October 2019
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the United States would increase economic pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, making the pledge during a Middle East trip that includes visits to U.S. allies Israel and Saudi Arabia. Sanctions reimposed on Tehran by President Donald Trump after he withdrew the… Read More
21st October 2019
Eddie Abittan, who moved to Israel from France 16 years ago, feels comfortable in his new-ish home. So comfortable, in fact, that when his wife competed in (and won) the reality show “Master Chef Israel,” he showed up with their children, mugged for the cameras, and ran to hug her… Read More
19th August 2019
Hamas, the militant Palestinian group, has been designated a terrorist organization by Western governments and some others and has been locked out of the traditional financial system. But this year its military wing has developed an increasingly sophisticated campaign to raise money using Bitcoin. In the latest version of the… Read More
29th July 2019
AP — Mexican officials say the shooting death of two Israelis at an upscale shopping mall in Mexico City is likely linked to drug cartels and money laundering. Mexico’s top police official won’t say which cartel may have been involved in the brazen assault, which included a diversionary attack with… Read More
18th July 2019
The IDF said Wednesday it arrested Hamas members linked to a money transfer network that funneled cash from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank for terror purposes. The network was operated by a passport-issuing agency named “Al-Haramain” in the Gaza Strip, the army said. Money was transferred by offsetting… Read More
27th June 2019
Israel’s finance ministry has sought help from Switzerland in identifying Israelis it believes have undeclared assets at Union Bancaire Privee (UBP) and Bank Julius Baer, Swiss government documents show. UBP said on Wednesday it is cooperating fully with authorities, while the Swiss Federal Tax Administration is seeking contact addresses for… Read More
27th May 2019
AP — Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in the central city of Tel Aviv Saturday, protesting proposed legislation granting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution on a series of corruption charges. The protesters outside the city’s Museum of Art also called for protecting Israel’s democratic identity against government… Read More
27th May 2019
Israel’s police and its securities regulator said they had sufficient evidence to proceed with a bribery case against Shikun & Binui, Israel’s largest construction group, its units and senior executives. Police did not name any of the individuals involved and a spokesman for the force was not immediately available to… Read More
23rd May 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received on Wednesday a three-month delay, until October, for a hearing to argue against the attorney-general’s plan to indict him on graft charges. Netanyahu’s attorneys had requested a postponement until May 2020 to give them more time to examine the evidence in three corruption cases,… Read More
9th May 2019
U.S. prosecutors have filed money laundering charges against two Israelis who allegedly made millions of dollars operating a website connecting customers to sellers of fentanyl, heroin, guns and other illegal goods, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. It said Tal Prihar, an Israeli living in Brazil, and Michael Phan, an… Read More