August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Mideast

Tel Aviv to allow Shabbat business

The Tel Aviv municipality passed a by-law that will allow some grocery stores to remain open on Shabbat.  Under the measure, about 15 percent of the city’s grocery stores will receive permission to remain open on Saturdays. More...

Government won’t cooperate with probe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated he would not cooperate with a United Nations commission investigating Israel’s conduct during its war in Gaza.  Most ministers in the government also oppose any dealings with the U.N. More...

Garnier facing boycott calls

Garnier was facing a boycott threat over its donation of personal care products to female Israeli soldiers serving in the Gaza operation.  The cosmetics and toiletries firm, which is owned by L’Oreal, has faced a backlash after the distrib More...

Yazidi toddler undergoes surgery

A child from the persecuted Yazidi ethnic group of northern Iraq received heart surgery in Israel.  The 17-month-old, Wisam, and his father arrived in Israel in June in advance of the surgery. Wisam was born with congenital heart disease.  More...