Lapid accuses Netanyahu of leaking cabinet meeting in 2014

After PM expresses frustration over leaks of heated exchange between IDF chief and Bennett, Yesh Atid leader claims Netanyahu divulged ...
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US Embassy in Jerusalem to cost $$21.5 million for upgrades

Upgrades to complete full relocation of embassy staff from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to cost $21.5 million, compared to estimate ...
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PA again goes to the ICC

PA official in charge of foreign affairs protests ICC's failure to launch investigation against Israel.

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British rabbis call out Labour over definition of anti-Semitism

68 British rabbis sign letter decrying anti-Semitism in Labour, calling on the party to accept international definition of anti-Semitism.

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Algeria to retry ‘jihadist mentor’ expelled by France

Algeria to retry radical Islamic preacher who became mentor to French jihadists and who was expelled from France.

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British Rabbis call out Labour Party for redefining anti-Semitism

Writing to the Guardian, the group, decried the “insulting and arrogant way” the Labour Party was looking to amend the ...
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New U.S. rule on payday loans to hurt industry, boost banks: agency

New U.S. rule on payday loans to hurt industry, boost banks: agencyBy Lisa Lambert and Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Revenues for the $6 billion payday loan industry will shrivel under a new U.S. rule restricting lenders’ ability to profit from high-interest, short-term loans, and much of the business could move to small banks, according to the country’s consumer financial watchdog. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a regulation on Thursday requiring lenders to determine if borrowers can repay their debts and capping the number of loans lenders can make to a borrower. Republican lawmakers, who often say CFPB regulations are too onerous, want to nullify it in Congress, and the industry has already threatened lawsuits.


Republicans move on tax reform; Fed officials see economic threats

Republicans move on tax reform; Fed officials see economic threatsBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans moved to hasten an overhaul of the U.S. tax code on Thursday, while Federal Reserve officials warned in rare public remarks that President Donald Trump’s tax plan could lead to inflation and unsustainable federal debt. In a procedural step forward, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved by a 219-206 vote a fiscal 2018 spending blueprint to help advance an eventual tax bill. The blueprint contains a legislative tool that would let Republicans pass a tax bill by a simple majority vote in the Senate, where they hold 52 of 100 seats, allowing them to bypass Democrats.


Trump opponents urge U.S. Supreme Court to rule on travel ban

Trump opponents urge U.S. Supreme Court to rule on travel banChallengers to President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the policy’s legality even though it has been replaced with a revised plan. In separate letters to the court, the American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Hawaii said the justices should still hear the case, which had been scheduled for arguments next week but was taken off their calendar after the administration announced the reworked ban last month. The challengers, characterizing the new ban as an indefinite extension of the previous one, said individuals who sued have an interest in the expired measure being declared unlawful because they continue to be harmed by the new policy.