Dudu Topaz, who was once called Israel's "TV Ratings King," was arrested Sunday on charges of ordering a team of former security guards to beat up two network executives -- one, the deputy director-general of the Reshet network; the other, the director-general of the Keshet network -- after the two turned down his proposal for a comeback. Judge Zion Kapah, who ordered that Topaz remain in custody for eight days, told the Jerusalem Post , "The reasonable doubt is fading away and there is now concrete material that ties the suspect to the alleged offenses." Kapah said that Topaz was also planning an attack on the editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem newspaper Israel Hayom , who rejected Topaz's proposal to write a column.

01/06/2009