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Sara Netanyahu Indicted for Fraud and Breach of Trust

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22 Jun 2018 (All day)
Sara Netanyahu Indicted for Fraud and Breach of Trust
Israel’s Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit filed an indictment on Thursday charging Sara Netanyahu, the wife of the Prime Minister, with fraud with aggravated circumstances and breach of public trust. The charges, which Netanyahu’s lawyer called “ridiculous and bizarre” stem from what journalists have dubbed the “Prepared Food Affair” in which, from 2010 to 2013, around NIS 359,000 worth of meals were ordered in to the Prime Minister’s residence by Sara despite the employment at the site of a professional cook, while Netanyahu said there was no such individual employed there. The indictment also alleges that Netanyahu, with the assistance of the Prime Minister, compelled staff, including at the Prime Minister’s residence, primarily then-Prime Minister’s Office deputy director-general Ezra Seidoff, to falsify financial records to try and hide the alleged fraud. The trial is expected to commence after Passover.

German Leader Calls Out Iran for Ballistic Missile Development
German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting with Jordan’s King Hussein on Thursday, followed by a press conference in which she declared that "Iran's aggressive tendencies must not only be discussed, but rather we need solutions urgently." She added that although she and other European leaders were determined to preserve the JCPOA nuclear deal, Iran’s ballistic missile program and other issues would need to be addressed at the same time. "You live not just with the Syria conflict, but also we see Iran's activities with regard to Israel's security and with regard to Jordan's border," she said to her guest.

Herzog Selected as Next Jewish Agency Chairman
The leadership nominating committee of the Jewish Agency announced on Thursday that Isaac Herzog, the leader of the opposition in the Knesset and a long-time figure in Left-wing Israeli politics, will be the next leader of the Agency following the retirement of Natan Sharansky next week after nine years in the post. Herzog’s victory, pending a vote on Sunday of the Agency’s board of governors, is a political setback for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who backed a different candidate.

"Your experience in the Knesset and the government, combined with your deep experience with the Diaspora and your commitment to the unity of the Jewish people makes you the ideal candidate to take over the reins of the Jewish Agency," the members of the selection committee wrote Herzog in a letter.

Former Beatles Drummer to Perform in Tel Aviv
The movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) Israel suffered another defeat on Thursday when legendary artist Ringo Starr, who made his mark as the drummer for the Beatles, landed in Tel Aviv for a series of concerts over the weekend. At the lead of the “AllStarr Band” which also features several other prominent artists from recent decades, Ringo told reporters he was coming to the Holy Land bearing a message of “Peace and Love.”

Kite Jihad Taking Escalating Economic Told
Israelis living along the border with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip are suffering an increasing economic strain from the “kite jihad” of incendiary devices sent over the border attached to kites and balloons and meant to burn fields, orchards and property. Authorities released figures this month that around 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares) have been burned causing around $2 million in damage. Hotels in the region have also been hit by cancellations and a drying up of new reservations.

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