Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot

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Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot (Hebrew: בנק מזרחי טפחות) is the third-largest bank in Israel. It has around 140 branches. The bank is the largest among Israel's mortgage lenders.

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot
Native name
בנק מזרחי טפחות
FormerlyBank Mizrahi
Founded1923; 99 years ago (1923)
FounderMizrachi movement
Area served
Key people
As of 2022: Moshe Lary [he] (President & CEO) Moshe Vidman (Chairman)[1]
ServicesFinancial services
RevenueIncrease 4.78 billion (2012) 4.61 billion (2011)
Increase 1.07 billion (2012) 1.05 billion (2011)
Number of employees
3,827 (2007)


Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot was formed by a merger of Bank Mizrahi HaMeuhad and Bank Tefahot in 2004.[2]

Bank Mizrahi was established in 1923[3] by the Mizrachi movement and later merged with Bank Hapoel HaMizrachi[4] to form Bank Mizrahi HaMeuhad (United Mizrachi Bank).

In November 2017, Mizrahi Tehafot Bank agreed to buy Union Bank of Israel for US$400 million, thereby consolidating its position as the third largest Israeli bank.[5]

On 12 February 2020, Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot was listed on database of 112 companies compiled by the United Nations implicated in helping to further Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank and Golan Heights, [6] an activity considered illegal under international law.[7]

On 5 July 2021, Norway's largest pension fund KLP said it would divest from Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot, alongside 15 other business entities implicated in the report,[8] over the UN's fingering of what it asserted were "banking and financial operations helping to develop, expand or maintain settlements and their activities" in the occupied territories.[9]

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  1. ^ [ Officers and Directors Meet the current directors and senior management team of Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd ]
  2. ^ Bank Mizrahi Set to Merge With Tefahot
  3. ^ Mizrahi Tefahot Bank
  4. ^ Barkai, Haim; Liviatan, Nissan (2007). The Bank of Israel Volume 2: Selected Topics in Israel's Monetary Policy. Oxford University Press. p. 174.
  5. ^ Israel's Mizrahi-Tefahot to buy Union Bank for $400 mln
  6. ^ "UN rights office issues report on business activities related to settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory". Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  7. ^ "S/RES/2334(2016)". United Nations Security Council. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  8. ^ Fouche, Gwladys; Jessop, Simon (5 July 2021). "Nordic fund KLP excludes 16 companies over links to Israeli settlements in West Bank". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  9. ^ "Database of all business enterprises involved in certain activities relating to Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank (A/HRC/43/71)". UN OCHA. 12 Feb 2020. Retrieved 2021-09-12.

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