Peres´ PA Investments May Present Illegal Conflict of Interest (INN-ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) 02/01/05)
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The Knesset Ethics Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing to
discuss the possible conflict of interest due to Vice Prime Minister
Shimon Peres´s investments in the Palestinian Authority.
The move follows an in-depth investigative report by journalist
David Bedein into Peresí monetary investments in the PA. The report
was released by the Israel Resource News Agency.
If the allegations against Peres are confirmed, it would present a
situation of an illegal conflict of interests and pose a legal
challenge to Peres´s appointment as second-in-command.
Peres himself was informed last month that he is expected to appear
at the February 8 hearing, though there is no indication as to
whether he intends to attend. Either way, the hearing will take
Bedein has also been summoned to present the allegations at the
hearing. Bedein has confirmed that he will attend the hearing.
(IsraelNationalNews © 02/01/05)
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