Scandal-hit Israeli billionaire Sami Ofer found dead
A billionaire Israeli businessman at the centre of a scandal over business contacts with Iran, Sami Ofer, has died at his home in Tel Aviv.
Israeli media reported that the 89-year-old had died after a long illness.
The US authorities last month imposed sanctions on the Ofer Brothers Group, co-owned by Mr Ofer and his brother Yuli, accusing it of selling an oil tanker to a blacklisted Iranian firm.
The Ofers denied any wrongdoing, saying the US had made an unfortunate mistake.
The brothers also control The Israel Corporation, which has assets in shipping, chemicals, energy and transportation.BBC News