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IMF: Israel must do more to get Arabs, Haredim working

Israel must take additional measures beyond those proposed by the Trajtenberg Report to increase Arab and Haredi labor force participation, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.
The IMF’s recommendation was contained in its annual report on Israel - which it released Monday, two months after the visit here of a four-person delegation led by European division chief Peter Doyle.The report proposed: expanding the provision of basic child care and transportation in Arab areas; seeking alternatives to the Tal Law so that more Haredi men are able to serve in the military or civic activity; removing impediments to business establishment in both communities by increasing infrastructure investment; and strengthening enforcement of labor regulations.
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