Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is not the only Mediterranean leader who enjoys "bunga bunga" orgies at private villas.

By Wayne Madsen

Balkan intelligence sources report that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has recently been a noted guest at villas in Banka Luka, the capital of the Srpska Republic region of Bosnia-Herzegovina, hosting similar parties featuring a number of young women who are available for sexual encounters.

Lieberman, who represents the illegal West Bank settler Yisrael Beiteinu Party in the coalition government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, has been traveling to countries that have remained uncommitted to supporting Palestine's bid to join the United Nations. Lieberman has made a number of trips to the Republic Srpska, the other component of the Bosnian Muslim-Croat Federation that comprises Bosnia-Herzegovina. A current member of the UN Security Council, Bosnia-Herzegovina, whose Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj, is Jewish, has seen a full-court press by Israel to abstain or vote no on Palestine's UN application. Israel and the United States want to deny Palestine nine votes in the Security Council, thus averting a promised U.S. veto of the nascent nation's UN bid.

The Muslim and Croat co-presidents of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegovic and Zeljko Komsic, respectively, support Palestine's UN membership application. However, the Bosnian Serb member of the tripartite presidency, Nebojsa Radmanovic, is opposed.

The President of the Republic Srpska, not to be confused with the Republic of Serbia, Milorad Dodik, has struck up a personal friendship with Lieberman. Dodik was feted in Israel last year and Lieberman has made several trips to the Republic Srpska, not all of which had diplomacy as a primary concern.


Lieberman was on a visit with Israeli businessmen in May and he just returned a few weeks ago. However, Lieberman has made several unofficial trips to Banja Luka, where we are told he attends Berlusconi-style parties with younger women. Lieberman, a former night club bouncer from Moldova, has been associated with a number of Jewish eastern European, Belarusian, and Russian mafia figures, some of whom have been investing heavily in Republic Srpska and other Balkan nations, including Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Romania. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called Lieberman a "mafia boss" two years ago.

One of Lieberman's best friends is Uzbekistan-born Israeli billionaire businessman Michael Cherney, aka Mikhail Chernoy, who has reputed mob ties in Bulgaria. Both have been under criminal investigations in Israel.