Israel's largest labor union launched an open-ended nationwide strike for the first time in five years on Wednesday, shutting down national and local government offices, banks, the stock exchange, rail service and seaports.
By Associated Press|February 08, 2012 at 05:45 AM
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s largest labor union launched an open-ended nationwide strike for the first time in five years on Wednesday, shutting down national and local government offices, banks, the stock exchange, rail service and seaports.
Workers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport participated in the strike until noon, causing flight delays. Israel Radio technicians also halted work, leaving the state-run station silent expect for brief news broadcasts.
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