A document filed by terror victim’s family in a New York court reveals a secret unit of the Mossad and the Shin Bet exposed terror money laundering in a Chinese bank
China’s foreign minister visit to Israel clouded by accusations of compromise on global war on terrorism.
Lawyers for the family of an American teenager killed in a 2006 suicide bombing in Tel Aviv urged a U.S. court on Tuesday to reject an attempt by Israel to muzzle a witness in an anti-terrorism case.
The government filed a motion Friday to block a former government agent from testifying against Bank of China in a case over its alleged facilitation of laundering of funds to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Bank of China, accused by a US court of helping terrorists launder money, is also the main bank working with Jewish-American tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s gambling business in Macau. A report in the Jerusalem Post links the multibillionaire to efforts to discourage Israel from cooperating in a U.S. lawsuit against Bank of China.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a tough choice to make – alienate Beijing or not? If he remains true to his anti-terrorist outlook, he should run the risk of upsetting the Israel-China relationship in favor of establishing a broader and more important principle: that banks should not get into bed with terrorist groups.