Arison Investments, owned by businesswoman and controlling shareholder of Bank Hapoalim Shari Arison, on Monday filed a $5 million lawsuit against the extended Dankner family, the family-owned private companies and some of the family’s heirs, Globes reported.
The Dankners are among the two dozen or so families controlling key sectors of Israel’s economy. The lawsuit names more than 20 defendants, including Dani, Alon, Gad, Yarden, Ron, Shmuel and Leah Dankner and the companies they own, as well as the heirs of the late David and Rosa Dankner.
The suit, filed in Tel Aviv District Court, deals with disputed several dozen acres in Atlit, south of Haifa, where the Atlit salt works is located. According Arison, legal attempts to resolve the dispute in the past have failed.
“Carmel Chemicals Ltd. (which was controlled on the case’s pertinent dates by the Dankner family and its relatives – JBN) is attempting to steal land owned by a subsidiary of Israel Salt Industries (which was controlled on the case’s pertinent dates by Arison Investments – JBN), ie Salt of the Earth Atlit Ltd., and claims that it owns the rights to dozens of acres belonging to the salt works in Atlit, ” the suit charges.