Hundreds of Israeli Companies and Shareholders Listed in Panama Papers

The Jerusalem Post reports: Hundreds of Israeli companies and some 850 Israeli shareholders are listed as having offshore accounts in a dump of leaked documents known as the “Panama Papers.”

The 11.5 million documents was published on Sunday, following a year-long investigation of their contents led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

The documents, obtained by an anonymous source from a law firm in Panama that specializes in offshore accounts, were then shared with a large network of international media partners, including in Israel with the daily Haaretz.

Among the some 600 Israeli companies found in the documents, are Bank Leumi and Bank Hapoalim. Among the Israeli public figures listed in the documents are attorney Dov Weisglass, former bureau chief of the late prime minister Ariel Sharon; and Israeli businessman Idan Offer.

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