Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Here's The Banned Name

A Long Island mogul is at the center of a sensational bribery scandal that could bring down embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, The Post has learned.

Millionaire financier Morris Talansky - who runs an investment firm out of his tony home in Woodmere - allegedly passed money to Olmert while the politician was mayor of Jerusalem in the '90s, sources said.

In a highly unusual move, Israeli authorities have barred the country's media from publishing Talansky's name - revealed now in The Post - saying it could hamper their investigation. Israeli media has referred only to the involvement of an "American businessman."

Talansky is apparently set to sing to Israeli authorities about his alleged role in the scheme, sources said.

Talansky is/was on the board of Shaare Zedek:

the American committee of Shaare Zedek Medical Center...Morris Talansky, the medical center's executive vice chairman

and lives off of West Shore Raod in Great Neck maybe 20 LONGFELLOW RD Great Neck NY

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Investors in an Israeli satellite company are asking an American judge to punish the company for refusing to provide access to the spacecraft and their sensitive imagery to the Venezuelan strongman, Hugo Chavez, who is an ally of Israel's enemy Iran.
At issue is a leading satellite imagery company, jointly owned by private investors and an Israeli government-run defense manufacturer. The company, called ImageSat, rents out spy satellites to foreign countries that don't have their own.The nine investors who brought the suit are mostly American and Israeli, and many of them were founding partners of ImageSat. The Americans are Stephen M. Wilson, Michael Morris, Joel Levine, Morris Talansky and Abraham Moshel. The Israeli investors are Moshe Bar-Lev, Patrick Rosenbaum and Haim Yifrah. A Canadian, Albert Reichmann, is another investor listed.