Netanyahu calls meeting to discuss price increases

February 8, 2011 20:21

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called a meeting for Wednesday morning in hopes of preventing a general strike in protest of rising prices of staple items such as bread, water and fuel.

The meeting was expected to be attended by Shraga Brosh, head of the Manufacturers Association of Israel, Union of Local Authorities chairman Shlomo Buhbut and Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini.

The meeting will also be attended by Finance Minijster Yuval Steinitz and PMO Director-General Eyal Gabai.

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