Monday, 9 May 2016
Panama Leaks: Saudi King Financed Netanyahu’s 2015 Election Campaign
A member of the “Israeli” apartheid regime’s Knesset revealed that Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud helped finance the election campaign of “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015.
Citing a massive leak of confidential documents dubbed the “Panama Papers,” Isaac Herzog, who is the chairman of the “Israeli” Labor party said, “In March 2015, King Salman has deposited eighty million dollars to support Netanyahu’s campaign via a Syrian-Spanish person named Mohamed Eyad Kayali.”
Panama Papers, which detail the offshore wealth of politicians and public figures across the globe, exposed more than 11.5 million financial and legal records earlier in April.
“The money was deposited to a company’s account in British Virgin Islands owned by Teddy Sagi, an “Israeli” billionaire and businessman, who has allocated the money to fund the campaign [of] “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” the “Israeli” lawmaker said.
In the recent past, Netanyahu had on several occasions talked of a budding relationship between the “Israeli” entity and Arab countries.
In March, Netanyahu said the “Israeli” entity’s relations with regional Arab countries are “dramatically warming” in what analysts said was an acknowledgement of behind-the-scenes ties.
Moshe Ya’alon, the “Israeli” entity’s War minister, in February pointed to open channels between the regime and Arab states.
Ya’alon said he was unable to shake hands with Arab officials in public due to the “sensitive” political realities.
The “Israeli” minister later publicly shook the hand of Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal al-Saud, who himself has openly met with a number of “Israeli” officials in the past.
The “Israeli” apartheid regime has covert ties with Arab states despite their claims that they would normalize relations with Tel Aviv only when it reaches a deal with the Palestinians. This is while the two sides “can meet in closed rooms,” according to Ya’alon.
Last month, the Jerusalem Post wrote that “rather than being isolated, “Israel” is being incorporated into the Saudi-led orbit.”
“Part of this includes the opening of a mission in Abu Dhabi and increasing contacts in the [Persian] Gulf States,” it said.
A former general in the Saudi military also said recently that the kingdom would open an embassy in Tel Aviv if the “Israeli” regime accepted an Arab initiative to end the “Israeli”-Palestinian conflict.
Riyadh also maintains secret military ties with the Tel Aviv regime.
In April, Sheikh Naim Qassem, Hizbullah deputy secretary general, said that the “Israeli” regime was training Saudi military forces under the framework of clandestine relations.
Dozens of Saudi military officers were being trained following secret contacts that led to military cooperation, he said.
“The Saudis are currently fulfilling the cycle of the “Israeli” project in public and secret meetings,” he added.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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