New Cellular License Granted, Amid Concern Over Conflict of Interest

Tel-Rav is partly owned by businessmen Ram Belinkov and Amos Lasker, while Avi Teitelman is a board member. Teitelman is a former deputy director general of the Communications Ministry and remains a senior adviser to the electricity authority.

A new player may be joining the cell phone sector to compete for Israeli Arab customers, but questions are being raised about possible conflicts of...