Above: Eli Cohen, left, and Avishai Weinstein, right
Israel Moves To Extradite Hasidic Arms Dealer Who Allegedly Sold Fighter Jet Parts To Iran
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The Department of International Affairs of Israel’s State Attorney's Office filed a petition in the in Jerusalem District Court Monday to extradite hasidic arms dealer Aryeh Eliyahu “Eli” Cohen, the haredi news website Behadrei Haredim reported.
Cohen is wanted in the US on weapons smuggling and money laundering charges – including selling fighter jet parts to Iran.
Cohen is a Premishlan hasid and lives in the haredi city of Bnei Brak.
Cohen was also reportedly arrested in February by Israeli officials in anticipation of the US extradition request along with his brother-in-law and business partner Avihai Weinstein but was released to limited house arrest.
[Hat Tip: The Lion.]