Lonely Man of Cake

February 22, 2007

Strike Alert

Filed under: Education,Israel,Politics,Socialism — lonelymanofcake @ 8:24 am

Nothing says “Good Morning” in Israel like waking up to a good ‘ole fashion strike. Most strikes create major inconveniences: airport strikes delay/cancel flights and force folks to wait hours for their luggage; garbage strikes leave landfill size heaps of trash to putrefy on the street until a resolution is reached.  There are two academic strikes in the news:

  • And it looks like Israel’s universities and colleges will go on strike beginning on Sunday in protestation of a government committee which wishes to raise tuition by some 200% to 30,000 NIS per year (approx. $7200). While this appears to be a small sum compared to tuition at American universities, most students in Israel struggle to pay even the current 10,000 NIS. There is an online petition with more than 10,000 signatures against the proposed tuition hike. It can be found here, and may be signed by students, their parents, and otherwise any Israeli citizen.
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2 Comments »

  1. yay no school! when will we know for sure if there will be a strike?

    Comment by rebecca — February 22, 2007 @ 9:47 am | Reply

  2. Should I answer you in person, or on the blog?

    Comment by lonelymanofcake — February 22, 2007 @ 12:39 pm | Reply


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