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Uber banned in Israel

A rider waits for their Uber at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Photo: Seth Wenig / AP

An Israeli court has banned Uber from operating in the country less than a month after the company began offering 24/7 ride-sharing services there, per Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. The ban comes as the result of a lawsuit by a taxi drivers' association with a judge agreeing that Uber drivers did not have the appropriate insurance to transport customers.

Why it matters: It's illustrative of Uber's growing pains within global legal and regulatory frameworks as it attempts to expand its reach around the world. To make matters worse in Israel, Uber still has a pending lawsuit against it from Israel's Transportation Ministry, claiming that it subverts an Israeli regulation that forbids drivers offering passengers a ride for a profit without a taxi license.