` Ehud Olmert is `Convicted of Bribery' in an ` Israeli Court ' thus ending his Political Prospects '

#AceFinanceNews – ISRAEL – March 31 – An Israeli court convicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of bribery on Monday, Reuters reported.

He had denied wrongdoing in the Holy Land apartment complex deal while in his previous post of Jerusalem mayor, and other corruption allegations that forced his resignation as premier in 2008.

The conviction is likely ending any prospect of a political comeback for Olmert.

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` Turkey agrees `Compensation Deal ‘ for Victims of Israeli Raid on Gaza Aid Flotilla in 2010 ‘

#AceFinanceNews – TURKEY – March 25 – A compensation deal for Turkish victims of a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza aid flotilla four years ago will soon be signed, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said Tuesday.

“We have received a final agreement document from Israel,” Arinc was quoted as saying by Hurriyet newspaper.

After next Sunday’s local elections, “our first job will be making sure the compensation is bound by a legal document,” the official added.

Talks on compensation over the nine Turks killed in the raid began in March 2013 after Israel extended a formal apology to Ankara.

Background to the Story

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologised to the Turkish people for “any errors that could have led to loss of life” during the commando raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip on 31 May 2010. Nine activists were killed and dozens wounded, when Israeli troops boarded the lead ship as it attempted to breach the naval blockade of the Palestinian territory. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10203726

The Gaza flotilla raid was a military operation by Israel against six ships of the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla” on 31 May 2010 in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The flotilla, organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (İHH), was carrying humanitarian aid and construction materials, with the intention of breaking the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_flotilla_raid

Reuters – BBC – Wikipedia – Hurriyet – RT

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` Israel’s Foreign Ministry goes on an All-Out Strike over Workers ` Pay and Conditions’ for Indefinite Period ‘

#AceFinanceNews – ISRAEL – 24 March – Employees of Israel’s Foreign Ministry went on an all-out strike Sunday for the first time in the country’s history over a dispute surrounding workers’ salaries and conditions.

The dispute has been going on for nearly two years.

Seven months of negotiations ended on March 4, when workers rejected a proposal by the Finance Ministry.

Israeli ambassadors abroad will not go to work, no consular services will be available, and Israel will not be represented at any international gatherings during the strike.

Even the Foreign Ministry’s political leadership and management will be locked out.

The strike is indefinite and will affect everyone, including employers bringing foreign workers to Israel for work, immigrants, and anyone who wants to travel to Israel – including foreign dignitaries.

“Today, for the first time in Israel’s history, the foreign ministry will be closed and no work will be done in any sphere under the ministry’s authority,” a statement by the ministry’s workers’ committee reads.

It added that the strike would be “open ended” because of the “employment conditions for Israeli diplomats and because of the draconian decision by the Treasury to cut workers’ salaries.”

Israel News and Media Sources

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The Illegal Trade in Organs is Fueled by Desperation

Is it illegal? 非法交易?

Is it illegal? 非法交易? (Photo credit: Dennis Wong)

The Illegal Trade in Organs is Fueled by Desperation and Growing – SPIEGEL ON-LINE.

The growing trade in organs is becoming evermore prominent as the need for the rich to obtain, a vital organ to survive becomes evident! These stories similar to this one of the poor Russian immigrant from Israel and the rich German businessman, who is willing to pay for what they want! Are becoming ever widespread as health of the elderly rich deteriorates and the poor are a willing harvest!

When desperation takes over and they are told you months to live,it is l have the money and l can pay and they have what l want! It is a simple business transaction an organ for cash!

The reason why these people sell their organs is quite plain the consequences are far from clear ,as one day they maybe ill and need their kidney or other vital organ to survive.

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