Strike ends at port in Ashdod

Ashdod port workers announced an end to their strike Tuesday night, Israel Radio reported. The workers went on strike on Sunday night in reaction to the Finance Ministry's insistence on making changes in an agreement in the works between port workers and the Ashdod Port Authority. The cost per day of the strike is estimated at anywhere from NIS 15 million up to NIS 50m. and according to the Israel Manufacturers Association, more than $35m. worth of products are currently stuck at the port.