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Israel Authorizes Sale of Water Purification Tabs for Syria

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Israel’s Finance Ministry has authorized the sale of water purification tablets to Syria by Israel Chemicals.

According to a report by Israel21c, the availability of clean water is at an all-time low in Syria.  UNICEF turned to Israel to purchase Israel Chemicals’ AquaTabs water purification tablets, but Israeli law prohibiting companies from selling products to enemy countries stood in the way.

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz personally signed off on the deal, saying the tablets are being sold to the UN, not to Syria.  Israel’s law forbidding companies from knowingly selling products that will benefit a hostile state without special authorization dates back to 1939

AquaTabs kill micro-organisms and are considered better water treatment than boiling.

Breakthrough with Medical Residents

Monday, November 21st, 2011

A small breakthrough between the medical residents and the Finance Ministry has been achieved. The residents have agreed to return to work during the negotiations, the agreement previously signed with the Israel Medical Association (IMA) won’t be reopened, and any new terms will be added on top of the existing agreement.

Two new mediators have been appointed, retired Judge Yitzchak Zamir and Professor Motti Meironi, and they will be addressing the specific demands of the residents.

Israeli medical residents agree to return to negotiations

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Israeli medical residents, who have been on strike for months, with many of them going as far as tendering their resignations, have agreed to return to the negotiating table today.

The two latest sticking point between the residents and the Finance Ministry is the duration of the agreement they are working on, during which time the residents won’t be allowed to strike again, and that residents will need to sign in and out on employee time clocks, a condition originally agreed upon between the Israel Medical association (IMA) and the Finance Ministry in August during the doctor’s strike that preceded this one.

The Finance Ministry wants the residents to sign an agreement for 9 years to prevent a reoccurrence of these strikes in the near future, while the residents want the agreement to last no more than 3 years.

The residents, unhappy with the original agreement their IMA representatives signed off on demanded “social justice” for doctors and decided at that time to continue their protest, strike independently and even resign en masse.

The National Labor Court declared these mass resignations illegal.

Last week, the High Court of Justice ordered the residents back to work while they continued negotiations, but the residents refused to listen to the High Court’s order.

100 Israeli Doctors Resign in Protest

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

About 100 senior doctors across Israel resigned their posts on Tuesday as part of an intensifying battle between the Israel Medical Association and the Finance Ministry.  Hundreds of medical students conducted a related hour-long solidarity strike.

The dispute centers around the doctors’ working conditions and wage increases.  Talks between the IMA and the state are ongoing.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/100-israeli-doctors-resign-in-protest/2011/11/15/

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