Tomer Zarchin (Haaretz)

Argentina Rabbi Says Pinto Talked Him Into Shady $1M Apartment Deal

Argentina’s chief rabbi sumbitted a written deposition this week to the Jerusalem District Court saying he was exploited by his son in law, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, to launder money through the purchase of a Jerusalem apartment.

Police Recommend Sex Crime Charges for Elon

After concluding their investigation, police recommended on Sunday that Mordechai (Moti) Elon, a prominent religious Zionist rabbi, be tried for allegedly committing sex-related crimes.

IDF To Blame Navy in Report on Flotilla Raid

An Israeli military report to be released today on the Israel Navy’s deadly May raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla is expected to accuse the navy of failing to sufficiently consider the possibility that the commandos would encounter violent resistance when attempting to keep the ships out of Gaza.

Israeli Court: No Point in Naming Prisoners in Shalit Swap

Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch on Monday said there was no point in naming the prisoners whom Hamas wanted freed in exchange for Gilad Shalit, since a deal had yet to be reached for the abducted Israeli soldier’s release.

Shalit Deal Hinges on 50 Palestinian Prisoners, Hamas Says

Hamas is still sparring with Israel over the names of 50 prisoners it wants released in exchange for abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, a senior official in the Islamic militant group said on Monday.

Israel’s AG: Olmert Abused Position To Acquire Favors, Funds From Talansky

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert may be indicted over suspicion of receiving illicit funds from New York millionaire Morris Talansky, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz told Olmert’s legal team Sunday. The indictment is pending an additional hearing, said Mazuz.