Focus Turns to Long Island Philanthropist as Israeli Prime Minister Is Investigated
By ALISON LEIGH COWAN
A Long Island philanthropist and fund-raiser for Israeli charities is at the center of a growing storm surrounding Israel’s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, that has riveted and agitated Israel despite a veil of secrecy over the continuing investigation.
The philanthropist, Morris Talansky, 75, was apparently approached last month by the Israeli authorities when he arrived at the Tel Aviv airport to spend Passover with his daughter and son, who live in Jerusalem. It is unclear whether Mr. Talansky, who has yet to return from Israel, is only a witness or also a suspect in the case....more
The NY Times investigates the man who may bring down Israeli PM Olmert, leaving many questions waiting to be clarified.