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.
The head of the Israeli parliament’s finance committee said both Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug and Finance Minister Yair Lapid have the wrong answer on how to tackle next year’s outsize budget gap.
Space Communication Ltd., an Israeli satellite operator, is close to announcing the outcome of a five-month sale process that will see a majority stake sold to new owners. The shares rose the most in almost two months.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Islamist Hamas movement of kidnapping three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last week, and his defense minister warned that the group’s leaders will “pay dearly.”