September 17, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - Will that be cash or credit? Depends who's asking, but Israelis may soon not have much of a choice. On Tuesday, the Israeli Cabinet approved establishing a committee to propose ways of reducing cash transactions and increasing electronic payment methods to combat the underground economy and tax evasion. Using cash can help create an off-the-books economy, allowing a gap between reported economic activity and genuine economic activity, as well as encouraging tax evasion and other financial crimes, the cabinet statement said.
February 22, 2011 |
Google's popular Street View map service has sparked privacy debates around the globe. But in Israel, government officials are worried that the service could endanger public figures by giving terrorists detailed information that could be used in carrying out attacks. Israel said Monday that it was weighing whether to allow Google to photograph Israeli cities to promote tourist sites despite risks to privacy and safety. Street View allows users to virtually tour locations in 27 countries.
June 7, 2010 |
Israeli officials said Sunday they would reject U.N. pressure to establish an international commission to investigate last week's deadly raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Instead, leaders are leaning toward an Israeli-led inquiry that might include international observers or participation, officials said. Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, told "Fox News Sunday" that Israel was "rejecting an international commission," as proposed over the weekend by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
May 22, 2007 |
At least four more Palestinians and an Israeli woman were killed in fresh attacks by both sides, and a senior Israeli Cabinet minister said Hamas leaders involved in rocket fire could be targeted. The woman's death in the town of Sderot marked the first fatality in a Palestinian rocket attack since November. An Israeli airstrike killed at least four members of Islamic Jihad.
July 4, 2005 |
Israel's Cabinet on Sunday soundly defeated an attempt to delay the planned Gaza Strip withdrawal by three months. The 18-3 decision was the first of two planned votes this week on proposals to postpone the pullout, scheduled to start next month. The Knesset, the Israeli parliament, is expected Wednesday to defeat a separate measure seeking a delay.
May 30, 2005 |
Israel agreed Sunday to free the last 400 of 900 Palestinian prisoners whose release Prime Minister Ariel Sharon promised during a February summit in Egypt. The Cabinet approved the move, which had been delayed for weeks, in an 18-3 vote. Sharon told ministers that freeing the prisoners would help shore up Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whose calls for an end to violence against Israel won praise from President Bush during the Palestinian leader's visit to Washington last week.