Eidelman meets with Treasury officials, marches to J'lem

July 27, 2011 18:45


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

Israel Medical Association chairman Dr. Leonid Eidelman, who on Monday launched a march from Ramat Gan to the capital and a hunger strike to force Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to intervene in the doctors’ strike, diverted his itinerary on Wednesday to hold a meeting with Treasury officials.

The Finance Ministry said the meeting was held to try to find a solution to the nearly four-month-long labor dispute and would continue in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Eidelman is due to arrive in Jerusalem with colleagues and hold a sit-down strike opposite the Prime Minister’s Office from Thursday morning.

Hundreds of doctors from hospitals around the country joined Eidelman’s march on Wednesday to show their support. In the afternoon, doctors from Haifa hospitals held a demonstration at the Horev Center in support of the IMA. Over 360 sixth-year medical students from universities around the country signed a petition stating that if the doctors’ basic demands were not accepted by the government, they would not start their internship in the fall. In addition, 200 interns pledged not to start their medical residencies under the same conditions.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 23, 2018
IDF: Sirens caused by internal fighting in Syria, no damage to Israel