The Last Resort of the Embattled Israeli Tycoon

Businessman Danny Dankner – already on trial for alleged fraudulent behavior at Bank Hapoalim – has been trying to establish a luxury village resort on contested land in one of Israel’s most picturesque kibbutzim.

Visitors arriving at the parking lot of Kibbutz Neve Yam, one of the poorest in Israel, are immediately struck by a bewildering sight: dilapidated...