were you really that stupid as to think that fashion was liberating? fashion is the mechanism that George Soros understands and manipulates. fashion is what put Obama in office. Do you remember when you realized that we were being taken advantage of by the Democrats during the election and everyone called you a racist? not all that different than not fitting in because of your clothing or a haircut. Everyone buys into fashion…
wait a second. how is this a win for anyone? I’d prefer to see Bank of America fail and their competitor get all their business… the way it should of happened
Bank Leumi almost reneged on their previous deal with supermarket mogul Rami Levy and sold the rest of the Nof Zion project to PLO-sympathiser Bashar al-Masri. But luckily, justice has prevailed and Rami Levy and Australian businessman Kevin Bermeister have succeeded in buying (Hat tip: Israel Matzav):
Bank Leumi was founded at the Second Zionist Congress and incorporated in London in 1899 as the financial instrument of the Zionist Organization. The initial capital raised – a total of £395,000 – fell far short of the £8 million target; Nahum Sokolow in 1919 wrote: “The British East Africa Company, which administered 200,000 square miles, began with the same amount £250,000.” The bank’s activities in Palestine were carried out by the Anglo-Palestine Bank, a subsidiary formed in 1902. The bank opened its first branch in Jaffa in 1903 under the management of Zalman David Levontin. Early transactions included land purchase, imports and obtaining concessions. Branches were opened in Jerusalem, Beirut, Hebron, Safed, Haifa, Tiberias and Gaza.The Anglo-Palestine Bank offered farmers long-term loans and provided loans to the Ahuzat Bayit association which built the first neighborhood in Tel Aviv. During World War I, the Ottoman government declared the bank, because it was registered in England, to be an enemy institution and moved to shut it down and confiscate its cash.
After World War I, its operations expanded. In 1932, the main branch moved from Jaffa to Jerusalem.
During World War II, the Anglo-Palestine Bank helped to finance the establishment of industries that manufactured supplies for the British army. After the founding of the state of Israel, the bank won the concession to issue new banknotes. In 1950, the bank was renamed Bank Leumi Le-Israel (National Bank of Israel). When the Bank of Israel was established in 1954, Bank Leumi became a commercial bank. 
The bank was nationalized in 1983, as a result of the Bank Stock Crisis.
Today, Bank Leumi is Israel’s leading commercial bank, with $85 billion in assets and a presence in USA, Switzerland, UK and 18 other countries (as of 2008). Bank Leumi is mainly in private hands, with the government as the largest single shareholder, with 14.8% of the stock (as of June 2006). The other major shareholders are Shlomo Eliyahu and Branea Invest, which each hold 10% of the stock, constituting the control core of the bank. 60% of the bank’s stocks are held by the public and traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
Bank Leumi (Hebrew: בנק לאומי, lit. National Bank) is an Israeli bank. It was founded in London as the Anglo Palestine Company on February 27, 1902, by members of the Zionist movement to promote the industry, construction, agriculture, and infrastructure of Palestine.
Bank of America is down over 1.7% right now, far underperforming the rest of the banking sector, as fears spread that it’s the target of a forthcoming Wikileak. Last night the news broke that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said the next leak would be a bank, and today it was discovered that in 2009 he said he had 5GB of data on the bank. Ominously in the interview he warned that new revelations could take down a bank. By comparison, Citigroup is up 1.8%, and Wells Fargo is flat right now.
I’m starting to really like this WikiLeak thingy. please get some dirt on Goldman Sach by any means