Miki Ganor might become state's witness in German subs case

July 17, 2017 16:25


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The Israel representative of the German shipbuilder Thyssen- Krupp, suspected of bribing officials involved in the Israeli navy's purchasing process, is negotiating becoming a state witness in the affair.

Israeli businessman Miki Ganor is in advanced stages of negotiations concerning becoming a state witness in the German submarine case. Ganor, who represented the German shipbuilder Thyssen- Krupp, is now represented by attorney Eli Zohar after his previous attorney Nati Simhoni quit.

Ganor is suspected of bribing former OC Navy V.-Adm. (res.) Eliezer Marom in order to gain his support in winning a 1.2 bn Euro deal. The main question is what incriminating evidence Ganor obtains and against whom.

Ganor's previous attorney Nati Simhoni claimed during a previous discussion about prolonging his client's arrest that he "did not give bribes to anyone. He got the position of the Israeli representative of the German shipbuilder without needing anyone's help." He also alluded to Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid's statement that this is the biggest corruption affair in the history of Israel by saying that, "elected officials are talking without any information on the case." 

Related Content

Breaking news
July 23, 2018
Pompeo compares Iran's leaders to "mafia"