Israel’s closest friends are publicly voicing concerns about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wavering on a commitment to allow a former intelligence officer to provide testimony in an American court about the Bank of China’s role in a 2006 terrorist attack that killed Daniel Wultz.
Israel reportedly has backed away from involvement in a terrorism financing lawsuit against the Bank of China brought by the parents of a suicide bombing victim after pushing the family to file the suit.
The Obama Administration is furious with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his decision to shelf important evidence in a global lawsuit against Hamas terrorism in order to protect friendly relations with China.
Reports claim Oren called to J’lem over US anger after Israel blocks official from testifying in US court against Chinese bank suspected of money laundering to Palestinian terror groups.
Congress, White House angry at Israel for decision to back out of trial against Bank of China for involvement in laundering of money for Hamas, Islamic Jihad. The reason: China conditioned Netanyahu’s state visit on Israeli promise not to testify in trial. Now, US threatening to subpoena.
A new diplomatic spat is emerging between the United States and Israel, and it has nothing to do with Iran or Palestinians for a change. Americans are angry that Israel has apparently bowed to Chinese pressure and agreed to prevent senior Israeli security officials from testifying in a private terrorism lawsuit, filed in the U.S., against the Bank of China.