Israel Prize Winner, Zaka Founder Sexually Assaulted Boys, Girls and Women, Haaretz Investigation
by Aaron Rabinowitz and Shira Alek
Mar. 11, 2021
Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, the celebrated founder of the Zaka rescue organisation, had a darker side, taking advantage of his position for decades with the knowledge of others in the community, his accusers say.
A young woman from an ultra-Orthodox family in financial straits has accused Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, the founder of the Zaka emergency response organization, of sexually assaulting her in 2011. This, however, is just one of many such accusations against a man who this year has won an Israel Prize, a Haaretz investigation reveals. Read more...