29th December 2017
Israel’s parliament ratified on Thursday a law barring police investigators from going public with their findings, in what opposition lawmakers saw as a bid to soften scrutiny of corruption probes against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The so-called Recommendations Bill, approved in the final reading by a vote of 59-to-54, prevents… Read More
26th December 2017
Israel’s markets regulator will propose regulation to ban companies based on bitcoin and other digital currencies from trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, he said on Monday. Shmuel Hauser, the chairman of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), told the Calcalist business conference he will bring the proposal to the… Read More
11th December 2017
9 December 2017 REUTERS Arab foreign ministers late on Saturday urged the United States to abandon its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying the move would increase violence throughout the region. The announcement by President Donald Trump on Wednesday was a “dangerous violation of international law”, had no… Read More
1st September 2017
The United Nations’s nuclear watchdog has reported that Iran is staying within the main limits set down in a 2015 multilateral agreement that Donald Trump has insisted Tehran is violating. The International Atomic Energy Agency said that Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium is 88.4 kg (about 195 pounds), less than… Read More
14th August 2017
Billionaire is prime suspect in scheme involving use of fake documents in real estate deals abroad, police say; four others also raided, including former top banking official. The Police National Fraud Unit on Monday detained Israeli diamond mogul Beny Steinmetz and four others for questioning in a money-laundering investigation… Read More
10th August 2017
Israel state prosecutors filed on Tuesday indictments for various corruption charges against 10 public officials linked to the far-right Yisrael Beytenu (Israel is Our Home) political party, Israeli media reported. The indictments are the result of a two-year-long investigation known as Case 242, and have been described by the Justice… Read More
7th August 2017
Former top aide to Netanyahu believes actions regarding personal business were not criminal offenses. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former chief of staff, Ari Harow, who turned state’s witness on Friday, told his associates that he did not turn his back on Netanyahu, and that he does not believe his actions were… Read More
3rd August 2017
Israel’s Shin Bet security service has uncovered a complex Hamas money laundering operation that brought nearly three quarters of a million shekels into the terrorist group’s coffers, the agency announced Thursday. In light of Israeli sanctions on the group, Hamas cannot freely move money in and out of the country. Read More
21st July 2017
US lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to strengthen sanctions against the Hezbollah terror group. The proposed law, which is an amendment to existing sanctions, was introduced by Democrats and Republicans in both the House and the Senate, the Reuters news agency reported. Read More
31st May 2017
It seems that every unfolding political corruption scandal in Israel introduces the country to a new, colorful Jewish billionaire with deep pockets. The latest police investigation focusing on Interior Minister Arye Dery is no exception. The news broke on Monday that Dery, his wife, Yaffa Dery and no fewer than… Read More