03.06.2011 1.Siwan, 5771 Rosch Chodesch; Tag 45 des Omer
Knesset panel to mull bill banning Iran trade ties in wake of Ofer affair
New bill, initiated by Likud MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen, would punish those found guilty of Iran ties with one year in prison, NIS 5 million fine.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation is expected to discuss Sunday a bill that would forbid Israeli firms from engaging in business transactions with Iran, amid the ongoing controversy concerning the Ofer Brothers Group's purported links to Iran trade.
The discussion comes in the wake of recent comments by former Mossad chief Meir Dagan, who said on Wednesday that he felt the Ofers did not break any law when they allowed subsidiary shipping companies to dock their tankers in Iranian ports….