Uber has reportedly been banned in Israel

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesUber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

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’s peer-to-peer service will be banned in Israel from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Haaretz. But people will still be able to use the app to hail normal taxis.

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.

An Uberspokesperson said: “While we are ending our UberNIGHT and UberDAY pilots, we will continue to offer UberTAXI in Israel. We are committed to working with the Israeli authorities to explore how technology can improve our cities with safe and affordable transportation alternatives.”

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