A general view shows Jerusalem's old city from an Israeli Air Force plane during an aerial show as part of celebrations for Israel's Independence Day to mark the 66th anniversary of the creation of the state, May 6, 2014.
(photo credit: REUTERS/AMIR COHEN)
Strike ahead Following a threat to strike if Mayor Nir Barkat fails to find a way to answer the request of 7,000 municipality employees, the employee committee backed by the Histadrut labor federation has announced that the employees are going on a total strike as of this Wednesday. For the moment, the strike is unlimited; at press time there were no signs that either of the sides are ready to reach an agreement. The requests of the employees are regarding raises in their salaries, work conditions and reimbursing the travel expenses of those who work outside Safra Square.