Factories closed in Upper Galilee [pg. 17]

By DANIEL KENNEMER
July 17, 2006 00:23
1 minute read.

 
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 experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • 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

Production at all industrial facilities in the Upper Galilee has been stalled since Thursday with only the most urgent maintenance work still being carried out. "We would like a better working relationship with the Homefront Command so we can plan further work and reduce the damage that has already begun to be caused to industrial facilities in the region," said said Achikam Barlevy, director-general of the Company for the Development of the Galilee. "We also expect that, immediately with the end of fire, we will sit together with Property Tax representatives to reach simple and quick arrangements for compensating indirect damage caused to industrialists in the North." Millions of shekels have already been lost across the Galilee, he said, adding that industrialists supported the government's efforts to bring security to the region. A state of emergency must be declared in the North to allow for the provision of immediate government assistance for agriculturalists, industrialists, and the tourism sector, he said. "But until now the government has avoided making such a declaration and, additionally, messages regarding work or avoiding work are not clear. Most factories are not risking it and are sending workers home but it is not clear where wages will be paid from," Barlevy added. Manufacturers Association of Israel President Shraga Brosh said Sunday that factories suffering losses due to Hizbullah rocket attacks on the region must receive tax breaks and compensation. All towns in the North should be defined as "border communities" to benefit from the breaks, and updates should be made if the situation drags on, he said, calling on the government to ensure that harm to workers and facilities would be minimal and short-term. The Israel Tax Authority said no additional interest or fines would be charged for late value-added tax (VAT) payments or income tax advances in the North, extending a break given to residents of areas affected by Palestinian Kassam rocket fire. Reservists called up for duty must individually contact the tax office handling their file to prevent orders to forcibly collect the debt, the tax authority said.

Related Content

The Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
April 30, 2015
Teva doubles down on Mylan, despite rejection

By GLOBES, NIV ELIS