They went arm in arm, the young, charismatic Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, forcefully holding onto the rising tycoon Jacky Ben-Zaken.
It was 2010. Many journalists and editors at the Yedioth Ahronoth group struggled to understand what was happening around them – why the defense minister at the time, Ehud Barak, was suffering belligerent headlines every day in the newspaper and its Ynet website.
Former defense minister Binyamin “Fuad” Ben-Eliezer was charged on Wednesday at the Tel Aviv District Court in a series of cases against him involving alleged corruption.
Jacky Ben-Zaken and Eitan Eldar were convicted of manipulating the shares of Israel Financial Levers Ltd.