Olmert urges secondary school teachers to end strike

After 35 days of the secondary school teachers' strike and the day before a planned rally in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert urged the striking teachers to reach an agreement with the government ministries and end the shutdown. In a letter published Friday by Yediot Aharonot, Olmert pledged to answer several of the requests made by teachers in recent weeks.