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 homes, scattered amid uncultivated lawns and neglected trails, are sited next to a Porsche, BMW and Mercedes in the parking lot itself. The cars do not belong to the debt-ridden kibbutzniks at this coastal settlement near Atlit, south of Haifa. They belong to...
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