Israel news

Top Israeli lawyers named in giant tax-haven leak

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 7, 2016

Some of the most powerful businesspeople and lawyers in Israel are among the 600 Israeli companies and 850 shareholders listed in a huge leak from a Panamanian law firm, details of which were published around the world on Sunday.

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Scam trading is 'dark side' of Israel tech leap

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 7, 2016

Israeli internet companies offering customers around the world the opportunity to trade in "binary options" and speculate on currency fluctuations - the "forex" markets - are coming under scrutiny.

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Israel and China agree on multi-billion free trade deal

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 7, 2016

Israel and China have announced plans to push forward a new free-trade agreement.

In a meeting last week between Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, 13 agreements were signed on cooperation in a wide array of fields.

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The foster mum whose killing changed Israel

By Nathan Jeffay, April 7, 2016

The murder of Dafna Meir at the hands of a Palestinian teenager in January touched Israelis more than almost any other death in the current violence. But now, as Ms Meir is mourned, a message of hope is emerging from the pain.

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Top Israeli lawyers and business people named in 'Panama' tax-haven leak

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 5, 2016

Some of the most powerful businesspeople and lawyers in Israel are among the 600 Israeli companies and 850 shareholders listed in a huge leak from a Panamanian law firm, details of which were published around the world on Sunday.

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Plane ditches in the sea off Tel Aviv

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2016

A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing off the coast of Tel Aviv.

The small aircraft ditched in the Mediterranean near the city’s Metzitzim beach after the pilot reportedly lost control of the flight on Sunday morning.

There were no serious injuries or casualties reported.

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Mark Regev starts job as Israel’s UK ambassador

By JC Reporter, April 4, 2016

Mark Regev has officially started his job as Israel’s ambassador to the UK.

Mr Regev presented his credentials to the Foreign Office on Monday.

In a tweet, he said: “It’s now official. Excited to be here.”

The 55-year-old was appointed last year to succeed Daniel Taub, but remained in Israel as spokesman for prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Rivlin calls for direct negotiations between Israel and Abbas

By JC Reporter, April 4, 2016

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has spoken of the need for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Speaking on Monday, President Rivlin said he was willing to meet with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority President , as part of this goal, and described Abbas’ recent speech about street violence as “a little more promising”.

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Herzog, Deri face corruption investigations

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 31, 2016

Police probes into corruption allegations against two senior Israeli politicians were revealed this week.

Gag-orders have prevented the Israeli press from publishing full details of the investigations but, on Wednesday, two names were released following a flurry of rumours.

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Hardliners ‘alienating diaspora from Israel’

By Nathan Jeffay, March 31, 2016

Rabbis and community leaders around the world have warned that extremist stances taken by Israel’s Charedi leadership are alienating members of the diaspora.

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