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Azrieli Group Ltd. (TASE: AZRG) received approval from the Israel Antitrust Commissioner for the sale of its gas station company Sonol, to David Wiessman‘s Israel Oil and Gas Fund, for 364 million shekels ($96 million). Sonol operates about 240 gas stations and more than 190 convenience stores throughout Israel. Wiessman, a former executive chairman of Alon Blue Square and Dor Alon Energy, serves as chairman of Alon USA Partners. In July, its Dallas, Texas-based affiliate Alon USA Energy Inc. (NYSE: ALJ) hired JPMorgan  to explore strategic alternatives including a potential sale of Alon USA Energy, whose largest shareholder with a stake of 48% is Delek US Holdings  (NYSE: DK). A few weeks ago, Delek US sold its own 348 MAPCO Express convenience stores in the US to Chile’s giant COPEC SA (SNSE: COPEC) for $535 million. Alon Blue Square’s Fueling and Commercial Sites segment develops and operates vehicle gas stations, adjacent commercial centers, and independent convenience stores. Its Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) listed 63.13% subsidiary Dor Alon Energy Israel (1988) Ltd., is one of the four largest fuel retail companies in Israel operating 211 gas stations and 220 convenience stores in different formats under the Alonit and Super Alonit, and AM:PM brands. Its Houseware and Textile segment operates as a retailer and wholesaler in houseware and textile activities. This segment operates 112 stores through its TASE traded 77.51% subsidiary, Na’aman Group (NV) Ltd., under the Naaman and Vardinon brands. Alon Blue Square’s Real Estate segment owns, leases, and develops commercial centers, logistics centers and offices, and land, as well as develops income producing commercial properties and projects, including wholesale market residency projects in Tel-Aviv through its TASE traded 53.92% subsidiary Blue Square Real Estate Ltd. Ben-Moshe is the founder and chairman of the Extra Group, based in Cologne, Germany. In 2014, Ben-Moshe acting in partnership with Argentine tycoon Eduardo Elsztain, acquired joint control of Israel’s biggest conglomerate IDB Group through a massive capital injection, after a heated battle with bondholders and previous controlling shareholder Nochi Dankner. In May 2015 he was forced out as co-chairman of IDB. In 2007 he started a private equity fund together with Dr. Barnim Jeschke, in order to invest in new technologies, focusing initially on the renewable energy sector. Between 2003-2007 he built a leading VoIP based network in Europe, in partnership with Telefonica Deutschland GmbH, and in cooperation with Cisco. In earlier years, after dropping out of Bar-Ilan University, he founded Cyber Gate, a software development company which developed billing systems and micropayment solutions, writing the computer program himself.]]>