Israeli minister says ‘nothing like’ the Palestinian people

JERUSALEM, March 20 (Reuters) – An Israeli minister responsible for administering the occupied West Bank was sentenced on Monday after saying there was no Palestinian history or culture and there was no no Palestinian people. Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich also angered neighboring Jordan for speaking at a podium covered in what appeared to be a … Read more

Hundreds of elite Israeli reservists say they are joining court protests

JERUSALEM, March 19 (Reuters) – A group of Israelis describing themselves as reservists in elite army and intelligence units said they would not report for certain duties from Sunday, stepping up protests against the judicial overhaul planned by the far-right government. Members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, which holds a majority in the Knesset, … Read more

‘The side effects of Prozac made me think I was going crazy

By Eve Simmons, Deputy Health Editor for The Mail on Sunday Updated: 09:27 19 March 2023 In the six years I worked for The Mail on Sunday I recovered from an eating disorder, suffered from several bouts of severe anxiety, moved house twice and am married. Now I am getting divorced. Yet I hadn’t taken … Read more

ECB rate hike expected after Swiss support for Credit Suisse

Stocks rise as Switzerland provides lifeline to Credit Suisse Bond yields rise, ECB expected to hike rates up to 50bps Oil rises from a 15-month low Graphic: world exchange rates LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – European markets rebounded on Thursday as a 50 billion Swiss franc ($53.94 billion) lifeline for embattled lender Credit Suisse prepared … Read more

US organizes ‘material action’ to stem SVB fallout

NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities were preparing “material action” on Sunday to shore up deposits at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and try to stem any wider financial fallout from the sudden collapse of the money-focused lender. tech startups, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Biden administration officials worked through the weekend … Read more

Saudi-Iranian détente: a setback for Israel and a wake-up call for US relations

JERUSALEM, March 12 (Reuters) – The Saudi-Iranian détente is setting back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to isolate Tehran, but time will tell if it is also hampering his opening up to Riyadh or the planning of a possible military strike against Iranian nuclear sites. The most pressing concern for Israel, some experts say, … Read more

Israeli army kills 3 Palestinian gunmen in clash

JERUSALEM, March 12 (Reuters) – Israeli soldiers on Sunday killed three Palestinian gunmen who attacked their post in the occupied West Bank, the army said, adding that a fourth gunman had been arrested after surrendering. The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed the deaths near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, among the territories where … Read more

Mass protests against Israeli judicial reform enter 10th week

TEL AVIV, March 11 (Reuters) – Israelis took to the streets of the city on Saturday in nationwide protests in their 10th week against the far-right government’s plans to curb the powers of the Supreme Court, which critics consider it a threat to judicial independence. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who says his goal is to … Read more

Over 1,300 migrants landed in Italy after multiple rescues

Coastguards carried out several rescues in rough seas Migrant arrivals increase despite government hard line The death toll from the sinking of February 26 stands at 74 ROME, March 11 (Reuters) – More than 1,300 migrants have been rescued in three separate operations off the southern tip of Italy, the coastguard said on Saturday, two … Read more

SVB is the biggest bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis

California regulator closes SVB and appoints FDIC receiver SVB focused on loans to start-ups; branches will reopen on Monday FDIC to sell bank assets; ‘chaos’ reported amid withdrawals Bank stocks fall in the United States and Europe, but far from the lows Crisis exposes bank ‘vulnerabilities’ amid rising rates March 10 (Reuters) – Startup-focused lender … Read more