17:45
Reported

News Brief

  6/26/2013, Tammuz 18, 5773

Mercantile Bank May Open Branch in Gush Etzion


The same day that a McDonald's official indicated that the hamburger chain won't set foot in either Samaria or Judea, an Israeli bank showed great interest. On Wednesday, Uri Baruch, the CEO of Mercantile, a major commercial bank took a tour of the Gush Etzion region, located in the Judea district. Baruch said he saw "tremendous importance" in taking part in life in such communities and expressed interest in opening a local branch. Later in the day he and his entourage visited the cave of Machpelach in Hevron and other historical sites in Judea.