Bar Refaeli’s imprisoned mother seeks presidential pardon

Tzipi Refaeli, the mother of supermodel Bar Refaeli, asks President Reuven Rivlin to commute her sentence.

Refaeli began serving a 16-month prison term in September over her daughter’s tax evasion. She cites her declining health and her “contribution to society” in her request to the president, reports say.

Israeli top model Bar Refaeli, right, and her mother, Tzipi Rafaeli wear face masks, during the coronavirus pandemic, as they leave a courtroom in Tel Aviv, September 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)