Representatives of the Treasury and the Foreign Ministry diplomatic workers' committee were meeting late Tuesday night to try and put an end to the workers sanctions that claimed another victim – cancellation of a large UN meeting planned for Israel in March.
Representatives of the ministry's workers were meeting for the third time in as many days with Ilan Levin, the director of wages in the Treasury.The meeting took place after the Foreign Ministry informed the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) that because of the sanctions Israel would be unable to host the meeting that was to focus on alternative energy.
The UNECE, with 56 countries mostly in Europe, from Albania to the Ukraine, is one of the UN's five regional economic commissions, with its major aim to promote pan-European economic integration.
The planned meeting in Israel, rare for a UN organization, was to have been addressed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Invitations to the gathering were sent out two months ago, and delegates from some 50 countries were scheduled to attend.