Yemen's vice president reportedly lands in Aden (Reuters)
Syrian army advances near after rebel offensive (Reuters)
Settlers from Esh Kodesh clash with Palestinians in the West Bank; IDF cordoned the area (Haaretz)
- 10:05 AM
Report: Netanyahu set to address US Jews on Iran deal in live speech (Haaretz)
White House says circumstances of Taliban leader's death remain uncertain (Reuters)
U.S. envoy to UN visits Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades (AP)
Woman arrested trying to jump White House fence (Reuters)
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
Palestinian reportedly shot dead by Israeli soldiers after approaching Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
Seven Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with ISIS (Reuters)
UN chief condemns Palestinian toddler killing, urges calm (Reuters)
Palestinian seriously injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in Ramallah area (Haaretz)
Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish PKK militant targets in northern Iraq, CNN Turk reports (Reuters)
- 7:06 PM
Dollar drop hits Bronfman-Fisher
Cutbacks in exports lead to layoffs
Palace Industries, a Bronfman Fisher Investments subsidiary, has laid off dozens of workers in its export department. The move came following a decision to reexamine the company's export operations in light of the decline in the dollar/shekel exchange rate.
Several of the workers have been transferred to Bronfman Fisher's local operations.
Bronfman Fisher, controlled by Shalom Fisher and Matthew Bronfman, owns the controlling stake in Israel Discount Bank and IKEA Israel.
Palace specializes in manufacturing candles and related food-industry products, such as disposable dishes and tableware and aluminum foil pans.
At the beginning of July, outgoing Palace CEO Niv Zilberstein was temporarily replaced by deputy CEO Elisha Eitani.
In recent weeks, Palace's management has cut back on production for export, due to a decline in orders from overseas, and is focusing on increasing local sales.
The main benefactor of this change is the Polidor S. Plast plastics factory in Be'er Sheva, which has taken on several dozen new workers.