ISRAEL: The Man Who Would Be King

ISRAEL The Man Who Would Be King "Praised be the name," said tubby Meoded Barzilai in an Israeli court, "I am a very rich man." He was penniless when he came from Yemen 30 years ago, but now he lives with his two wives* and ten children in a snappy Tel Aviv apartment house and enjoys a substantial interest in five movie houses, an ice factory and a real estate business.

Six years ago, he told the court, one of his wives came down with a nervous ailment, and when doctors failed to help her, Barzilai bethought himself of a miracle-working...

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