Israel’s Cabinet rejected a proposed law that could have blocked the extradition of a 75-year-old U.S. citizen accused of defrauding the U.S. government. Chaim Berger fled to Israel from the United States to avoid facing charges for alleged fraud involving some $20 million. Israeli prosecutors believed the proposed law could have prompted a diplomatic confrontation with U.S. officials.
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