U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Jordan today for talks with Mideast and European allies to promote a negotiated end to the crisis in Syria, as government and rebel forces battle for control of the strategic city of Al-Qusair.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will try during a weeklong Mideast tour to bring Syria’s warring parties to peace talks and to revive negotiations for a two- state agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Delek Drilling-LP and Avner Oil Exploration LLP led declines on Israel’s benchmark index on concern uncertainty on government-imposed export quotas would hinder further development of offshore gas fields.
Avner Oil Exploration LLP and Delek Drilling-LP rose to the highest in a week as they said “significant” signs of natural gas were discovered at the Karish 1 site, increasing bets the find will help boost exports.
There has been a lot of talk about Iran making a sudden dash for the bomb. The fear is that, with its thousands of gas centrifuges and its tons of enriched uranium, Iran might be able to make a bomb’s worth of nuclear fuel before the U.S. or any other country could intervene to stop it.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet approved a two-year budget of 796 billion shekels ($220 billion) that cuts defense outlays and raises taxes to keep deficit spending within government targets.