JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday Israel’s financial stability will be maintained in 2013, despite an early election called after the government was unable to agree on a budget.
“In July … half the budget, the revenue side of it, was already passed, in order to make sure ahead of time that if the (full) budget is not passed, that revenue, deficit and financial stability will be preserved in 2013,” Steinitz told Army Radio.
JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel and the United States were in talks on setting a “clear red line” for Iran’s nuclear program, but the two allies remained at odds on Monday over whether to spell out a clear threshold for military action against Tehran.
The Israeli leader, who has been pressing President Barack Obama for a tougher line against Iran, again signaled that a sharper U.S. ultimatum for Tehran could deter it from developing nuclear weapons and mitigate the need for a military response.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel and the United States are in discussion on setting a “red line” for Iran’s nuclear program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
“We’re discussing it right now with the United States,” Netanyahu said in an interview with Canada’s CBC television aired late on Sunday.
BERLIN | Mon Jul 9, 2012 1:10pm EDT
(Reuters) – Jewish religious leaders will hold an international meeting in Berlin on Tuesday to discuss how to respond to a German court ruling against performing circumcision on baby boys, which also sparked protests from Muslims and Christians in Germany.
A court in the western city of Cologne caused an uproar in June by ruling in the case of a Muslim boy who suffered bleeding after such an operation that circumcision causes bodily harm and should only be performed on males old enough to give consent.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Thousands of Israelis marched through Tel Aviv on Saturday to demand an end to the exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from compulsory military service, an issue that has put huge strain on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition.
“We are sick of it,” Idan Miller, one of the protest organizers said at the rally. “It can be changed. It must be changed. Mr. Prime Minister, get it into your head: we are done being suckers.”
SAFED, Israel, July 3 (Reuters) – They grow in a secret
location in northern Israel. A tall fence, security cameras and
an armed guard protect them from criminals. A hint of their
sweet-scented blossom carries in the air: rows and rows of
cannabis plants, as far as the eye can see.
It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills
of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed
marijuana that can be used to ease the symptons of some ailments
without getting patients high.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Militants who crossed into Israel from Egypt’s Sinai Desert fired on Israelis building a barrier on the border on Monday, killing one worker, before soldiers shot dead two of the attackers, Israel’s military said.
Israel later launched air strikes killing four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including two militants from the Islamic Jihad group on a motorcycle. Two other militants were killed while trying to fire a rocket, Israel said.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Militants who crossed into Israel from Egypt’s Sinai desert fired on Israelis building a barrier on the border on Monday, killing one worker, before soldiers shot dead two of the attackers, Israel’s military said.
Hours later, an Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip killed two militants on a motorcycle. Islamic Jihad said they belonged to their group. The military said the strike was not linked to the incident on the border.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Militants fired on an Israeli crew building a border barrier on the Egyptian frontier on Monday, killing one of the workers, and Israeli soldiers shot dead two of the infiltrators, the military said.
The incident, hours after Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood declared victory in the country’s presidential election, raised Israeli concern about lawlessness in Egypt’s Sinai desert since the fall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
BEIT EL, West Bank (Reuters) – The clock is ticking for 30 Jewish settler families in the occupied West Bank.
Israel’s Supreme Court has said their homes sit on privately-owned Palestinian land and as an eviction deadline draws near, they say they will not go quietly.