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Intensifying the struggle: employees of high-tech companies sat down this morning in protest against the Levin reform Israel today


Under the title "No freedom - no hi-tech" employees of start-up companies and venture capital funds will demonstrate • The organizers: "The demonstrations are not political, foreign investments depend on an independent legal system that protects the rights of individuals and business entities"

After the letter of the hi-techists at the time of the establishment of the government, and the organized participation in the demonstration last Saturday night, the organization of the hi-techists goes up a notch.

This morning (Tuesday) workers at several high-tech companies are expected to strike between 11 and 12, in protest of the legal reform led by Justice Minister Yariv Levin.

The protest is held under the title "No freedom - no hi-tech".

The protesters plan to gather during the strike in several locations, the central of which is the Sharona complex in Tel Aviv at the corner of Kaplan and Mandler streets.

Additional centers will be at Rothschild St. 1 in Tel Aviv and in Herzliya. The protestors spread calls for the high-tech workers to join the protest and set up additional protest points near their workplaces.

Dov Moran, photography: none

Behind the protest is a series of prominent startups and venture capital funds, who have announced that they will allow their employees who wish to protest.

The organizers of the protest announced that about a hundred hi-tech companies have already confirmed their participation.

Among the speakers who are expected to arrive at the protest center to speak: entrepreneur and investor Dov Moran, entrepreneur Shaul Olmert, Vinon Kostica, one of the founders of WIZ.

The CEOs of dozens of companies distributed an email to their employees that read: "We have women and men in our company with diverse opinions, and we always include and respect every person regardless of who they are.

We as a company will allow a strike/demonstration of workers who wish to do so - each and every one according to the dictates of their conscience and opinion." As part of the call to join the protest, the organizers stated that "the demonstration and participation in it do not constitute support for any political bloc or party."

A fair legal system

The CEO of Finstra, Oren Marmor, said: "As a principle, as a huge global and multinational company, we do not believe in talking about politics.

However, the situation today is different and it is not related to the world of politics but to the violation of individual rights.

Everyone deserves equal rights and a fair and democratic legal system, and we will do what we can to maintain these basic rights as the leaders of the business sector.

The foreign investments in Israel, which are so critical to the continued growth of the high-tech industry, depend on the existence of an independent judicial system and systems of checks and balances, which protect the rights of the individual and the rights of various business entities."

In the meantime, the American Insight Partners fund, one of the largest investors in Israeli high-tech, published a statement of support this evening in protest against the legal revolution in Israel and against the government's measures: "We condemn any attempt to trample on personal freedom or acts of hatred, violence or discrimination."

The announcement of the American foundation is published against the background of a protest strike by high-tech workers that will take place at 11 o'clock in various centers in Israel.

Sonya Gorodisky participated in the preparation of the article

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Source: israelhayom

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