Uber launches in Israel

Uber Technologies Inc has announced it was launching its ride-hailing and platform in Israel.

Uber will connect to Israel’s nationwide network of licensed taxis.

Thousands of taxi drivers — both independent and working for companies — have already joined up, per Reuters.

Uber operates in more than 70 countries and 10,000 cities globally.

Uber will compete locally with services such as Gett and Yango.

A previous attempt by Uber to operate in Israel was halted by a court in 2017.