Israeli officials are meeting with American counterparts to urge them not to let Iran benefit from the battlefield successes of an al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq, an aide in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said.
Lawmakers Reuven Rivlin and Meir Sheetrit will compete to be elected president of Israel in a second round of parliamentary voting today, after none of the candidates won a majority in the first round.
As dawn breaks over the Gulf of Fonseca, southeast of El Salvador, Patri Friedman sets out for a jog. He trots past domed hothouses filled with fruit trees and feels the sidewalk sway gently underfoot as a tugboat chugs by with a floating apartment building in tow. The year is 2024, and Friedman lives on a so-called seastead, a waterbound city of some 1,000 people who produce their own food, their own energy and -- most important -- their own laws.
An Israeli government panel recommended setting a “windfall tax” of 42 percent on natural resources, saying it would add 500 million shekels ($144.5 million) annually to government coffers. Shares in Israel Chemicals Ltd. fell.