The chairman of the Histadrut, Arnon Bar David. So far he has worked for reconciliation, but the Histadrut's joining the protest can really paralyze the state (photo: Histadrut spokespersons)
After a stormy night of demonstrations, Israel wakes up to a morning of disruptions and shutdowns.
The press conference of the chairman of the Histadrut, Arnon Bar David, and the leaders of the economy will soon open, and the assumption is that for the first time since the beginning of the legal revolution, the Histadrut, which until now has maintained a state image and worked to calm spirits, will take practical steps. In the meantime, almost all academic institutions have announced the complete shutdown
of Along with these studies, the National Student Union also announced that it would join the protest, although the Ministry of Education, under Minister Yoav Kish, an ardent supporter of the legal legislation, announced that studies would continue as usual. The student council said that matriculation exams, which are scheduled to take place today, will not be disrupted. Meanwhile
, Even before the Histadrut's official announcement, large private and public entities began to announce a shutdown. This was done by Zim's CEO, Eli Glickman, who said that he joins the Histadrut's initiative and the business leaders and announced that the company's offices will be closed today.
And there are also those who doubt whether they planned to strike, but join the strike reluctantly: Electra, one of the largest companies in the economy, was supposed to launch today the first flagship branch of the "Seven Ilvan" chain (which has already been operating in Israel for several months), but due to the expected disruptions, it announced about the cancellation of the ceremony that was supposed to take place this morning and the postponement of the grand opening.
This is of course just an example of a series of events that are expected to be canceled, either as part of the protest or as a result of the disruptions it also imposes on its surroundings.