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The artists' protest helps - the Ministry of Finance opens its wallet: will provide over one hundred million shekels in aid to the world of culture, as agreed today in a special outline between the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Culture



The protest was successful: the Treasury will help the cultural industry

Artists' protest Help - Finance opens wallet: will provide over one hundred million shekels in aid to the world of culture, as agreed today in a special outline between Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Culture Minister Hili Trooper

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19/01/2022

Wednesday, 19 January, 2022, 11:51 Updated: 12:17

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The protest defeated the Ministry of Finance: After a heated and joint discussion with the Economy and Labor and Welfare Committees, this morning the Minister of Finance, Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) and the Minister of Culture and Sports, Hili Trooper (Blue and White) announced a package for assistance to the world of culture.



According to the language of the announcement, the assistance will include support for actors, stage workers, independent artists, support for artists who appear in a culture basket and children's performances, cultural institutions and cultural halls.



The decision to provide assistance to the world of culture came a day after the finance representative said the welfare bubble that the finance ministry is formulating together with the Ministry of Tourism an assistance package for the tourism industry.

It also shows that the assistance was received after discussions between the Ministries of Finance and Culture and Sports.

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Actor Yossi Marshak at the artists' demonstration (Photo: Reuven Castro)

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And what about the details? The assistance package will include NIS 28 million that will be transferred to cultural institutions that will continue to employ employees continuously and will also be used to pay self-employed employees who were partners in any canceled show, show or event.



NIS 10 million will be transferred to assist nationalists who work under a culture basket and who have been severely affected by the decline in activities and performances for children in schools and in general, through the purchase of hundreds of performances from all artists by the state immediately.



NIS 50 million will be transferred to local authorities for cultural activities throughout the country, and NIS 12 million will be directed to shows with an emphasis on booking and assistance through cultural halls in cities under the halls.


And NIS 38 million will be transferred through an SLA test revised by the Ministry of Culture this year.



It was also agreed that the budget of the Fund for Distressed Artists will be increased to NIS 6 million.

Minister of Culture and Sports, Hili Trooper.

Significant achievement in the world of culture (Photo: Reuven Castro)

"Listen to the upheaval experienced by the artists"

The Minister of Finance, Avigdor Lieberman

: "We are constantly working to keep the economy active and functional and at the same time provide assistance to the affected industries, so we have worked for the tourism and aviation industries and so we are now working to help the culture industry. Because only an open and vibrant cultural world will maintain sanity among all of

us



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Live and allow the economy to function optimally. "



Minister of Culture and Sports, Hili Trooper

: "The exceptional assistance package is an expression of the importance of culture and our commitment to the people of the world of culture and the need to help them get through the difficult period. We are committed to the world of culture and will continue to stand by it.



We did everything we could to help the independent artists, children's artists and stage workers and institutions that are very dear to us.

I would like to thank my friend the Minister of Finance, Avigdor Lieberman, for his significant partnership and assistance, and in the near future we will continue the dialogue in an attempt to bring about more solutions for the entire world of culture. "

The chairman of the Shaham Players' Union, Ricky Bleich, demonstrates demanding compensation from the cultural industry. (Photo: Reuven Castro)

Association of Chambers of Commerce: "Fundamental Mistake of the Government"

And there are those who are also less satisfied, not God forbid because of themselves the assistance to the cultural industry, but because of the lack of clear criteria for assistance, also for other industries.



Uriel Lin, president of the Association of Chambers of Commerce

, responded to the announcement by the Ministries of Finance, Culture and Sports about the package of assistance to the world of culture: " Understand that this move indicates a mistake in the basic concept of the state treasury to whom should be compensated, when and how. "



Lynn explains that "compensation should not be given on an industry basis but should be given at the level of the individual business and every business in Israel currently affected as a result of the spread of the Omicron strain. The important and crucial test in terms of compensation, whether business It does not matter at all which industry in the economy they belong to.



The decisive criterion must be based on fairness and equality - any business that has suffered a significant real injury as a result of the emergency is entitled to compensation, and not because of its industry affiliation.

Compensation money should flow net to businesses and employees and not through intermediaries and intermediaries. "

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