Reports say Uber has been banned in Israel


Uber has been banned in Israel, according to reports from local news sites Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post.

A Tel Aviv judge reportedly said on Monday that the company does not have the appropriate insurance in place to operate in Israel.

Uber will be banned in Israel from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Haaretz.

The court case was brought about by Israel’s Transportation Ministry which argues that Uber breaks the law by letting drivers charge passengers without a licence.

Tens of thousands of people have reportedly used Uber in Israel, according to Uber’s Israel chief, Yoni Greifman.

Uber has several other legal and regulatory battles going on around the world. In London, for example, it is fighting to get its operating licence renewed and appealing a court decision that said it must treat its UK drivers as workers and give them more rights.

The company’s executives have been travelling around the world this month to try and reassure regulators that Uber meets their laws.

Uber did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.