Closing Israeli stores was “the right decision for our business,” says the company.
Starbucks Corp. still has no plans to reopen Israeli branches of the famed coffee shop, but the company announced Tuesday that it will open its first South African chain next year in Johannesburg through Taste Holdings Ltd. A few stores already operate in Cairo and Casablanca, Morocco, but this will be their first attempt to break into South Africa’s coffee market.
Move over, Bar Rafaeli — there’s a new Israeli “It girl” model.
Sofia Mechetner, a 14-year-old from Holon, a Tel Aviv suburb, has been signed — seemingly out of nowhere — as the “new face” of Dior, one of France’s top fashion houses. Israel’s Channel 2 accompanied Sofia for several days leading up to Paris Fashion Week, where she opened the show.
Sixty-day period of congressional debate seen as crucial, with Schumer as ‘canary in the coal mine.’
As the Jewish community digests the historic deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capability in exchange for lifting crippling economic sanctions — with more or less predictable reactions from groups on the left and right — the focus now shifts to Congress.