Israeli justice minister rebuked by Supreme Court president

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov 3 : Israel’s Supreme Court president accused the country’s right-wing justice minister of bringing “a gun to the table” in a dispute over a proposed reform that could make the court more conservative. In a letter to Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, yesterday Chief Justice Miriam Naor accused her of failing […]

Keeping kosher: it may be bad for your economic health

By Ari Rabinovitch JERUSALEM, Nov 3 : Behind Israel’s food and tourism industries thrives a parallel economy run by rabbis and a legion of inspectors whose business it is to make sure everything is kosher. Since most Israelis prefer knowing their food is prepared according to Jewish custom, hotels, restaurants and manufacturers have little choice […]

Israeli author quits over sexual harassment allegations

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Oct 30 : A prominent Israeli journalist and author quit his job today after a second woman accused him of sexual harassment, the first having been persuaded to go public by the raft of sexual assault allegations against US presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ari Shavit worked as a columnist for the […]

Israeli regulator seeks more power to crack down on binary option firms

By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV, Oct 27 : Israel’s securities regulator wants to expand his authority so he can ban the sale of binary options overseas by online trading firms based in Israel, a business that is drawing international criticism over allegations of illicit practices. The Israel Securities Authority in March became the world’s first […]

In hats and t-shirts, Trump fans rally in Jerusalem’s Old City

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, Oct 27 : On a rooftop overlooking the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, around 200 American-Israeli fans of Donald Trump gathered to proclaim their support for the Republican candidate, convinced he will be Israel’s best friend if elected. Wearing “Make America Great Again” baseball caps, the small crowd, ranging from Holocaust […]

Netanyahu tells settlers of worries of possible US action at UN

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Oct 19 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today expressed concern that US President Barack Obama, during the final days of his term in office, might take diplomatic steps that could harm the fate of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Israel is concerned that the United States might not […]