Philippines’ Duterte says “never again” at Israel’s Holocaust memorial

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Sept 3 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has said he would be “happy to slaughter” his country’s drugs dealers on the scale of the Nazis’ Jewish genocide, on Monday laid a wreath to commemorate the Holocaust dead in Jerusalem. Duterte is paying an official four-day visit to Israel, the first […]

In Israel visit, Philippines’ Duterte dogged by past rhetoric

By Martin Petty and Dan Williams MANILA/JERUSALEM, Sept 1 : When Rodrigo Duterte makes the first visit to Israel by a president of the Philippines next week, officials on both sides will try to play down his record of jarring invective while promoting commercial and military ties. Israel sees the four-day tour by Duterte and […]

At Dimona reactor, Netanyahu warns Israel’s foes they risk ruin

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Aug 29 : Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a visit to a secretive Israeli atomic reactor on Wednesday to warn the country’s enemies that it has the means to destroy them, in what appeared to be a veiled reference to its assumed nuclear arsenal. “Those who threaten to wipe us out […]

Bank of Israel holds key rate, warns stronger shekel may hold back inflation

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM, Aug 29 : The Bank of Israel on Wednesday held its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent for the 36th straight time since early 2015, cautioning that a stronger shekel could keep inflation from settling into its 1 to 3 percent target. The shekel has appreciated by 2.3 percent against a […]

Bank of Israel holds key rate, warns stronger shekel may hold back inflation

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM, Aug 29 : The Bank of Israel on Wednesday held its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent for the 36th straight time since early 2015, cautioning that a stronger shekel could keep inflation from settling into its 1 to 3 percent target. The shekel has appreciated by 2.3 percent against a […]

Bank of Israel holds key rate, warns stronger shekel may hold back inflation

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM, Aug 29 : The Bank of Israel on Wednesday held its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent for the 36th straight time since early 2015, cautioning that a stronger shekel could derail entrenching inflation within its 1 to 3 percent target. The shekel has appreciated by 2.3 percent against a basket […]