February 6, 2013 RSS feed / Mideast

Stanley Fischer will step down

ECONOMY

Stanley Fischer is stepping down from his position as governor of the Bank of Israel.  Fischer, 69, will be leaving office on June 30 after serving eight years that included shepherding the Israeli economy through the global financial crisis of More...

Health Ministry halts contraception

Israel’s Health Ministry has ordered the four public health maintenance organizations to stop giving Ethiopian Israelis a longacting contraception injection.  More...

Israel’s Beresheet Hotel offers pampering & luxury at the crater’s edge

Travel feature:

MITZPE RAMON, Israel— Israel’s Negev Desert is at once intimate and vast.  In a country where space is at a premium, it’s easy to forget that nearly half the land is empty and rocky, unencumbered by houses, office buildings or More...

Singing gets girl suspended

‘THE VOICE’…

An Israeli teenager was suspended from her religious high school for singing on Israel’s version of “The Voice.”  Ofir Ben Sheetrit of Ashdod reportedly was suspended for singing in public after complaints from parents of her f More...

Egyptian official: Holocaust a ‘myth’

A top Egyptian official close to President Mohamed Morsi called the Holocaust a myth.  “The myth of the Holocaust is an industry that America invented,” Fathi Shihab Eddim reportedly claimed in recent days.  Shihab Eddim reporte More...