Former Israeli Prime Minister, Mossad Chief, IDF Chief Found Mystery Company
Earlier this month, a mystery company was founded by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, former Mossad director Meir Dagan, and former IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. (res.) Dan Halutz, Israeli business daily Globes reported on Monday.
Globes said that Olmert and Halutz declined to comment about the new company called EOC Partners Ltd.
The new company operates out of Olmert’s offices in the Platinum Tower, on Ha’arbaa Street, in Tel Aviv. Olmert owns 46% of EOC Partners through Sino-Israel International Ltd. Halutz, a partner in HDBS Enterprises Ltd. with Ofer Dekel and Benny Sheffer, owns 40% of EOC, and Dagan owns 14% through NDN Investments Ltd.
“The common denominator of Olmert, Halutz, and Dagan is the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Olmert was prime minister at the time, Halutz was the IDF chief of staff, and Dagan was head of the Mossad,” Globes said. “In 2008, Olmert extended Dagan’s term at the Mossad and appointed him head of the forum to politically frustrate Iran’s nuclear program.”
The new company also lists former Olmert communications director Yanki Galanti and adviser Benny Sheffer as executives.
Olmert founded Ehud Olmert Consultancy Services Ltd., in April 2009. In January 2010, Globes said that he was appointed chairman of the Livnat Group, owned by Zvi Livnat, which owns Taavura Holdings Ltd., real estate, and other businesses.
Meanwhile, Halutz and Dekel, who were responsible for prisoner of war negotiations in the Lebanon war, owned Onida Ltd. which sought to promote Israeli exporters in Nigeria among other endeavors. Yuval Rabin, the son of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was also a partner in Onida, while Rabin has also worked as a lobbyist for several Eastern European and African countries. Dagan is on the lecture circuit after recovering from cancer. In one speech, he mentioned his excellent relations with Olmert, Globes said.