Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd., which makes skin creams from mineral-rich mud, moved its executives and researchers to new locations in Israel to get them away from its factory in a West Bank settlement.
Israel is asking the European Union to freeze new guidelines that would restrict EU funding to entities operating over 1967 borders, saying they would complicate efforts to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would accept “no external dictates” on its borders after a European Union decision to restrict subsidies to organizations operating beyond its 1967 borders.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Moscow today, where he will cross paths with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as they consult separately with a Russian leadership looking to insert itself into Middle East peacemaking.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said after consulting Arab leaders in Cairo that there will be no further direct peace talks with Israel unless it renews a moratorium on settlement construction.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was weakened in Israel’s election as his Likud-Beitenu ticket fell short of projections and voters flocked to an upstart party led by ex-TV host Yair Lapid, according to exit polls.