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  4/18/2013, Iyar 8, 5773

Threat on Leumi over Dankner Debt Erasure


Deputy Bar Association leader Eitan Erez called, Thursday, for a mass withdrawal of funds from Bank Leumi if the suspended cancellation of the debt of tycoon Nochi Dankner is not cancelled outright. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Erez said his blood was boiling at the connections Dankner has at Bank Leumi which led to the announced cancellation. 

Erez said the time has come to stop what he called the monopoly of the tycoons, explaining, "This is a struggle over the character of the state of Israel, whether it belongs to 20 families of tycoons, or belongs to the people. We should make clear that the country belongs to us, to those who pay taxes and do military service, and not to families who work for each other."