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.
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.”
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.
The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange’s plans to stem slumping trading volumes and reverse a share-sale drought will probably struggle to work amid heavy regulation, Excellence Nessuah Brokerage Ltd. and Ayalon Group Ltd. said.
At one of Israel’s elite high schools, there are no cutting-edge science labs. No periodic tables or anatomy posters hang from classroom walls. Forget Shakespeare. English, a key skill for a modern economy, is absent from the school curriculum.
A top Palestinian official sought to reassure critics that a reconciliation deal with the Gaza Strip’s militant Hamas rulers doesn’t mean Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is backing away from peace efforts.
Azrieli Group, Israel’s largest commercial developer, is talking to local lenders and insurance companies to raise about $288 million for mall and office developments, Chief Executive Officer Yuval Bronstein said.