Court Orders Netanyahu To Divulge Information About Relationship US Republican Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson

Many believe that US Republican Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson's newspaper Israel Hayom, is being used as quasi-official mouth-piece of Netanyahu.
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    A Jerusalem judge on Wednesday ordered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to disclose the timing of all his conversations with American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and with Amos Regev, editor of the Adelson-owned daily newspaper Israel Hayom.

    The ruling by Jerusalem District Court judge David Mintz came in response to a Freedom of Information petition by Channel 10 News and journalist Raviv Drucker.

    “There is an important public debate over whether the objective of Israel Hayom is to serve the prime minister,” the petition stated. “Divulging the timing of the conversations will enable the public to clearly assess the question of whether there is a link between the prime minister and the newspaper.”


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    Drucker previously published an investigative report into the operations of Israel Hayom.

    Opposing the petition, the Prime Minister’s Bureau argued that the conversations were private and “unconnected to the prime minister’s ministerial work.”

    “The information will reveal the prime minister’s relations with his personal friends” – matters which are the prime minister’s private business, the bureau said.

    Mintz wrote in his ruling that the newspaper occupies a grey area between public and private matters and that the boundaries of the term “privacy” are not defined in the law.

    Privacy, he continued is a simple concept with boundaries that are difficult to define. “We are dealing with information that pertains to a person’s social circles and to his contacts with other people who could be included in his private affairs.”

    “That said, when the person in question is a public figure, such as the prime minister, it is possible that even information pertaining to his social circles exceeds the boundaries of private matters,” the judge stated.

    “A person who takes public office opens himself up to a large extent to public scrutiny, even more so when that person occupies the most senior position in the government.”

    The court also cited the multiple ministerial offices held by Netanyahu, which include that of communications minister.

    “The information requested from him is the timing of conversations he held with people who are clearly from the media, irrespective of whether the press falls under the Interior Ministry or the Communications Ministry,” the judge said.

    Referring to the argument of the prime minister’s bureau that revealing the conversations could lead to the disclosure of other information by means of cross-referencing the timing of the conversations with events that occurred at the same time, the judge said:

    “The opposite is the case. That argument supports the argument of the petitioners.”

    “Tracing any sort of connection between the dates of the conversations and events known to the public could indicate the veracity of the claim that there is true public value in the information,” Mintz said.

    “After all, the timing of the conversations in question, when viewed as a whole and correctly weighted between the various interests, could constitute the type of information that should not be subject to privacy concerns.”

    The court ruled that Adelson and Regev should be informed of the outcome of the petition before the information is divulged to enable them to appeal.

    © Haaretz Daily Newspaper

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      • Colin Lonie

        Time to put all the Zionists in a locked stadium with their captured toy ISIS and see who wins?

      • nickmeister

        Funny, even Jews in Israel are getting sick of Netanyahu’s corruption…

      • Pat Kittle

        Even if Hitler did everything these shysters say he did (he didn’t), Hitler would still be an amateur compared to Israel’s war criminals.

      • Fred

        Lets see how much this criminal and child killer got from the dead-man walking “Adelson”.

      • Brother nathanael ™[new]
      • Joe Giron

        Sheldo n is not an American. He is anti America.

      • Anthony

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      • Anthony
      • Henry Acosta

        Israel is a very rich county and doesn’t need US dollars in aid. We need that money to feed our homeless and put them in houses. No more Israel welfare.

      • Simon James

        I;m shocked. Isreal doesn’t let its politicians be bought and sold like prostitutes?

      • disqus_jB3QMnzUB7

        Americans should put the US first – not Israel or any other country. If Adelson’s main concern is Israel, let him move there, and give up his US citizenship.

      • half tilted

        no dual citizens in u.s. government !

      • BudD

        The World Court should declare this union a threat to world peace and prosecute these pernicious perpetrators of global Zionist economic world dominion. Do not hate Jews. Hate Zionists. They are secular, non-religious scum.

        • Pat Kittle

          Aren’t you forgetting Christian Zionists?

          I’m not religious, and I do NOT support Israel’s cowardly war criminals & thieves.

      • drifter

        Why did Adolf hate the Jews so much, why does the kkk hate the Jews.why does the whole Muslim world hate the Jews.What is it.

        • pinnacle

          Poor powerless innocent victims. Palestinians want to steal their rightful homeland.

      • Amanda Lowery

        The traitor to the US

        Netanyahuand his jewish billionarie friend donates most of the money to whoever kisses up to Israel the most. This is why some Americans are tired of israel meddling in our politics giving the most money to whoever jumps highest for Israel. This is why we need to stop giving Israel billions of our dollars each year they just funnel that money into our elections. Jewish you are not special. You are not holy ones. Your just average people that bribe our politicians.

        • don warremn

          Great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Daniel

        Jews arrived in Yathrib (Medina, Saudi Arabia) in the 2nd century AD after they were expelled from Israel by the Romans around 70 A.D. Muhammad, is the founder of Islam, he traveled to the Jewish village of Medina in 622 A.D. to attract followers to his new faith. When the Jews of Medina refused to convert to Islam, two of the major Jewish tribes were expelled; in 627, Muslims killed between 600 and 900 men, and divided the Jewish women and children amongst themselves, forcing them to convert to Islam.

        Muhammad never set foot is Israel, he died in 632 AD, Medina, Saudi Arabia. The Dome of the Rock located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem was completed in 691 CE at the order of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik. The Al-Aqsa Mosque was opened in 705 AD. The Farthest Mosque (Al-Masjid-ul-Aqs-a) was built many years after the death of Muhammad. It is utterly impossible that Muhammad visited it on his Night Journey.

        When this Surah was revealed 621 AD, the Sacred Mosque already existed in Mecca, but where was the farthest mosque? It was apparently identified with places inside Arabia; either Medina, or a town called Ji’rana, about ten miles from Mecca, which Muhammad visited in 630 AD. Israel had not yet been conquered by Muslim armies, and did not contain a single mosque.

        • alani

          The Jews who are in power in Israel never set foot there! They are Zionist Converts Europeans who now claim to be Jewish. The original Jews were from Ethiopia (Beta Israel), and they are living under apartheid like conditions in Israel!

      • JP

        Dov Lior served as the IDF’s top rabbi, he instructed soldiers: “There is no such thing as civilians in wartime… A thousand non-Jewish lives are not worth a Jew’s fingernail!” Indeed, there are only a few non-Jews whose lives Lior would demand to be spared. They are captured Palestinian militants who, as he once suggested, could be used as subjects for live human medical experiments.

      • Daniel

        With 1% Muslim population we have terrorist flying into buildings, attacking our embassies abroad, the USS Cole, and then here at home…

        On December 2nd 2015 Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik religious Muslims opened fire at a Christmas party in the Inland Regional Center killing fourteen people, and wounding 21.

        11/4/2015 Merced, CA: A student vowing to behead and ‘praise Allah’ stabs four people on a college campus.

        7/16/2015 Chattanooga Tennessee: Four Marines and one sailor were gunned down at a military recruiting station and Navy reserve center.

        5/3/2015 Garland Texas: Two Muslims stage a suicide assault on a conference critical of Islam wounding one person.

        2/14/2015 Detroit, MI: Two men are stabbed by a Muslim who first verified that they were unbelievers.

        10/23/2014 NYC, NY: Four rookie cops and a female bystander are assaulted with an axe by a Muslim who says he is acting in the cause of Allah.

        9/25/2014 Moore, OK: A Sharia advocate beheads a woman after calling for Islamic terror and posting an Islamist beheading photo.

        6/25/2014 West Orange, NJ: A 19-year-old college student is shot to death ‘in revenge’ for Muslim deaths overseas.

        6/1/2014 Seattle, WA: Two homosexuals are murdered by an Islamic extremist.

        4/27/2014 Skyway, WA: A 30-year-old man is murdered by a Muslim fanatic.

        3/6/2014 Port Bolivar, TX: A Muslim man shoots his lesbian daughter and her lover to death and leaves a copy of the Quran open to a page condemning homosexuality.

        8/4/2013 Richmond, CA: A convert “on a mission from Allah” stabs a store clerk to death.

        4/19/2013 Boston, MA: Jihadists gun down a university police officer sitting in his car.

        4/15/2013 Boston, MA: Foreign-born Muslims describing themselves as ‘very religious’ detonate two bombs packed with ball bearings at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and causing several more to lose limbs.

        3/24/2013 Ashtabula, OH: A Muslim convert walks into a church service with a Quran and guns down his Christian father while praising Allah.

        2/7/2013 Buena Vista, NJ: A Muslim targets and beheads two Christian Coptic immigrants.

        and that is just the last few years… Lets not forget about

        11/5/2009 Ft. Hood, TX: A Muslim psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to Allah.

        2/13/2007 Salt Lake City, UT: A Muslim immigrant goes on a shooting rampage at a mall, targeting people buying Valentine’s Day cards at a gift shop and killing five.

        9/11/2001 New York, NY: Islamic hijackers steer two planes packed with fuel and passengers into the World Trade Center, killing hundreds on impact and eventually killing thousands when the towers collapsed. At least 200 are seriously injured.

        9/11/2001 Washington, DC: Nearly 200 people are killed when Islamic hijackers steer a plane full of people into the Pentagon.

        9/11/2001 Shanksville, PA: Forty passengers are killed after Islamic radicals hijack the plane in an attempt to steer it into the U.S. Capitol building.

        2/26/1993 New York: NY Islamic terrorists detonate a massive truck bomb under the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring over 1,000 in an effort to collapse the towers.

        1/25/1993 Langley, VA: A Pakistani with Mujahideen ties guns down two CIA agents outside of the headquarters.

        There are many more but, I think this list is already too long, so I am not going to list them all. Canada has 3% Muslims and at Parliament Hill Quebec-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau gunned down 24-year-old Canadian Army Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Two days before, Quebec man Martin Rouleau-Couture carried out a hit-and-run attack on two Canadian military men, killing 53-year-old Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, as CBC News reported. Both of these attackers are on a list of people to be watched after attempting to travel to Syria and join on of the jihadist groups over there killing each other. The social-media profiles of the two attackers were filled with Islamic State group propaganda.

        In Australia Barrister Katrina Dawson, 38, died alongside Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34, in the more-than 16-hour terrorist siege in the Sydney café. The gunman, 50-year-old Iranian refugee and Islamic extremist, Man Haron Monis, also died.

        • nickmeister

          Wow, there are about 3500 people on that entire list, which represents just a FRACTION of the atrocities that Jews have committed EVERY YEAR against Palestinians if you’re comparing number-of-lives murdered vs. number-of-separate-acts committed. Try to skew history much Daniel?!

      • TundraGrifter

        Hmmm…this could bet a bit awkward.

      • Mentallect

        Netanyahu is not truthworthy.

        • John

          He never was.

        • Daniel

          Netanyahu has been a great leader for Israel. Bibi’s numerous accomplishments include service as a soldier, as a diplomat, an a economic reformer. Benjamin Netanyahu signed the Hebron and Wye Accords, advancing the peace process with the Palestinians. He expanded government privatization, liberalized currency regulations, and reduced deficits. I wish I could say the same about Obama who has raised our national debt more than and President in US history.

          Netanyahu has provided compelling and reasoned expositions of one of the greatest threats in the world today. He should receive credit for drawing the worlds attention to the threat Iran poses to Israel, to America, their own people, and the entire world. Israel has strong leader when it needs it most.

          • pinnacle

            Read the book “Killing of a King” the story of the assassination of Rabin and the killing of the Israel Palestine peace process. You might not think so highly of Bibi if you are truly for peace. Rabin’s “assassination” brought warlike Netanyahu to power and all hope of peace with Israel’s Palestinian neighbors died. Netanyahu is a lying warring treacherous killer who sees Europeans treatment of Native Americans as the model for how Israel should treat it’s Palestinian neighbors.

            • Pat Kittle

              “Daniel” almost surely knows what you’re telling him — which is precisely why he likes Netanyahu.

          • Jonathan Spector

            Bibi signed the Wye Accords and then reneged as the right wing abandoned him. They were never enacted. Most of Bibi’s positive accomplishments were as Finance Minister under Sharon. As Prime Minister he has done only damage, as the state plummets towards a single undemocratic Apartheid state. His do nothing policy will hurt both sides more than help either one.

        • pcpeeps

          Never trust a man with a comb over.

      • Batwings

        Why do we support Israel again?

        • TundraGrifter

          The nation that has been spying on us non-stop for generations?

          • John

            That is right and what can we do about it?

          • pcpeeps

            Yes that one.

        • Daniel

          The US and Israel are democratic nations with vigorously
          independent courts; they have pursued policies that one can challenge. One may openly
          criticize its management of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), or Obama’s
          health care reform, for example, or the fact that these great nations have not
          only survived brutal attacks by Japan or Arabs, but have provided a prosperous
          home for the children of many Holocaust survivors. However these concerns are
          trivial compared with Iran’s announced desire continue jihad against America or
          to wipe Israel off the map by using every weapon at its disposal, including a
          nuclear one. The bond between the
          United States and Israel is as strong as ever. America and Israel both buy
          advanced weapons systems from each other, we work together with Israeli
          companies on missile defense, and share intelligence. Most importantly, Israel
          remains America’s only reliable democratic ally in the region.

          • Pat Kittle

            Your lame old Israel propaganda looks more ridiculous with every passing day.

        • John

          Israel control U.S congress. And anyone running for congress and President of the U.S must travel to Israel before the votes are cast. It is shameful and pathetic to be control by a small country like Israel.

      • Kagey1

        Just proves that in Israel, unlike the Palestinian Authority and Hamas in Gaza, the officials are subject to the courts not the courts subject to the officials. That is the way it should be.

      • American

        why don’t they ask that liar Obama about his donations from all those terrorists groups, that will never happen

        • Viet.Vet 2

          Sure would like to see the link or evidence,Dang! never mind just some more ignorance with the usual regurgitated bamboozle BS from the haters. Go figure.

          • American

            Gee my brother is also a Nam vet so are a lot of my friends, they seem to know what Obama really is about, to bad you miss the truth

            • Viet.Vet 2

              Garsh darn my brother just because you are a Nam Vet do not over ride stupidity or give one common sense that regurgitating BS don’t make it factual,

              • American

                Gosh dam Nam vet didn’t you ever learn a dam thing in Nam or about this left wing terrorists loving government.

                • TundraGrifter

                  sharon: What in the world does serving in Viet Nam have to do with political campaign donations in 2008 or 2012? That makes no sense.

                  You said your brother served. Did you?

                  • American

                    It has nothing to do with it, but some moron thinks it does, Obama accepted donations form terrorists have no doubt of it, but the scum gets away with and has for years. That fascist fool gets away with whatever he wants to.

                    • pcpeeps

                      Sharon, Citing a source for your claim that Obama accepted donations from terrorists would be helpful. Breitbart and Drudge don’t count.

                      • American

                        Are you that daft, are you really, look around you, what has he done but bring terrorists into America were you born brain dead, really.

                        • pcpeeps

                          sharon, I take it from your evasive response you are unable to cite a source for your claim that “Obama accepted donations from terrorists”? Right? Typical. And, I might add you changed your story and now claim he has “brought terrorists into America”. I suppose you will be unable to cite a source for that claim either. Remember before you answer, no Syrians have yet been allowed into the country.

                        • American

                          Are you dense enough to think they would have records of it, boy you are brain washed, do you really want to live a some savage Muslim scum, then your the total fool.

                        • Bj Dean

                          Shut up Sharon, you’ve said too much already, brain dead moron.

                        • American

                          You going to try to stop me you terrorist loving left wing scum bag

                        • Bj Dean

                          Sharon, you don’t know your azz from a hole in the ground you right wing nutjob, if you had a brain you would be dangerous.
                          Then again you sound like a Russian troll, no matter you are irrelevant anyway.

                        • Bj Dean

                          See where I’m coming from Sharon?

                        • pcpeeps

                          I really must be daft and dense and a fool to actually expect a person like you to be able to provide the basis for you accusations. First you claimed Obama took money from terrorists and when pressed you changed the narrative to he’s “brought terrorists into America” And when pressed a 2nd time you said “do you think they would actually have records of it”. So in one series of posts you made several accusations but in essence admitted you have no proof “THEY” would have covered it up. Somehow YOU KNOW but “THEY” have covered it up. You called me daft, brain dead, dense and a total fool and yet it is you that ascribes to unsubstantiated allegations. Go figure.

                        • American

                          You know what stupid, you are daft your not even American, you know what Obama is doing idiot. Move to Iran sounds more like your kind of place.

                        • pcpeeps

                          sharon, You’re right. I am stupid and daft. Oh an idiot. I think that covers all the names you called. All because I like to see evidence when someone makes allegations. Sorry if that makes me unAmerican in your eyes even though I was born here and proudly served my country for a number years. Small minds sometimes have trouble grasping big issues and I think that’s where you might be. Just to sum up, you have made several claims against the President without a shred of proof and you think I’m the idiot? Grow up.

        • John

          President Obama is more trustworthy than Bibi Netanyahu. You can ask the leaders of the P5+1.

      • An Israeli Judge ordered this. Israeli’s are keenly aware that Mr. Netanyahu seems to be on a destructive course for Israel. Five years ago Americans still had a favorable view of Israel. Since constant rumors and some high level US Officials have leaked information of the 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission that are blacked out–Americans are becoming stunned why Israel and Saudi Arabia would attack the World Trade Center. It’s becoming almost impossible for Americans to support those that would do us so much harm. One day we will know he contents of the 28 pages.

      • Robert Stone

        “Ordered”? The American courts have jurisdiction over US citizens. This is only the Lib/Dem method of intimidation that they are so fond of.

        • Eddie

          Sheldon is dual citizen, like many in our country and government.

          • Snaproll

            Pretty clear where Adelson’s loyalty is, and it sure isn’t to the U,S. Too many like him have government positions where they can do even more harm to our country than this billionaire. No one with dual citizenship should be allowed to hold any post in our government.

            • desertrose21359 .

              all Israeli american call Jonathan pollard hero, like netanyahou, paid him salary when he 16 years sold american secret for free to Israeli and now is free for vacation in Israel, by help fo those dual citizenship Israeli american member of congress and help of Lobbyist AIPAC also, who is side of American, those patriot who cut pollard and now are unhappy when they see he have better life in Israel ,

          • desertrose21359 .

            not like other, just zionsit and isreali, if that was truth, all the Mexican in us should be dual citizen also, why not ,

          • Robert Stone

            And you are a demented maggot trying to get on the body politic of America. You are a nutty, psychotic leftist Lib, who is contagiously infected.