James Packer’s Crown security breached by Israeli special unit

In Israel it seems, all roads lead to James Packer. Just ask visiting Israeli minister, Tzachi Hanegbi, who was in Sydney Thursday and guest at a lunch thrown by the The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council.

The grandly-titled “Minister without portfolio in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office with special responsibilities for National Security and Foreign Affairs” (how do we get a job like that?) was asked by our operative during the lunch whether he was familiar with Packer – who spends a great deal of his time these days in Hanegbi’s homeland.

He replied that while he didn’t know the casino mogul personally, his son – a former ‘special unit’ soldier in the Israeli Defence Force – had been hired by Packer’s Crown to break into a security facility at the casino in Melbourne – ostensibly to test its defences.

Read the article by Bryce Corbett in the Australian Financial Review.