Shell gives up on Gaza’s offshore gas field – Palestinians

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Mar 5 : Royal Dutch Shell has given up its stake in an undeveloped natural gas field off the Gaza Strip, sending the Palestinians looking for a new foreign group to replace it, Palestinian officials said on Monday. Cabinet ministers from the Palestinian Authority said in a statement they had been […]

Confidant of Israel’s Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case – media

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Feb 21 : A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state’s witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader’s political survival, local media said. Shlomo Filber’s decision to testify for the state against his former boss is a dramatic […]

New corruption cases entangle Netanyahu aides

By Jeffrey Heller and Tova Cohen JERUSALEM, Feb 20 : Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu’s former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu’s wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the long-serving prime minister. The new bribery case was one of two revealed on Tuesday involving the […]