The “bad deal” reached between world powers and Iran falls short of removing the Islamic Republic’s potential for producing nuclear weapons, an official in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said by text message today.
Israelis turned out in unprecedented numbers to mourn the death last week of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, founder of the Shas party. His successors are unlikely to be able to maintain the group’s political clout.
Karnit Flug, the Bank of Israel’s prospective new governor, is a conciliator who won’t allow the manner of her appointment to disrupt working relations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, according to analysts and former colleagues.
Acting Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug, passed over twice for the central bank’s top job, was nominated for the post today in a bid to wrap up a bungled selection process that’s left the institution without a permanent chief since June.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat seeks re- election today in a race whose two main candidates reject any shared sovereignty over the holy city at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Almost all of the city’s Arab residents will sit it out.
Cultural concerns don’t necessarily stop Israel’s Arab women from working, the lack of affordable day care does. Longer maternity leave for Austrian women might keep them in the labor force longer. And girls in areas of India with more sex-selection abortions are less likely to be malnourished.