Ben-Eliezer threatens to leave coalition over minimum wage

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 3, 2011 11:02

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Benyamin Ben-Eliezer has threatened to appeal for an extension if Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz does not support the legislation to raise minimum wage.

In addition, Ben-Eliezer also claimed that the Labor Party will withdraw from the coalition within a month or two if no real progress is made. "If negotiations are accelerated, than we will continue to back the coalition," Ben-Eliezer told Army Radio. "If not, then we are out of here, and I will be the first to get up and leave."

Related Content

Breaking news
July 22, 2018
Syrian state television claims Israel may have attacked in Hama province

By REUTERS