What’s Up, Dock? Ashdod Port Worker Tells All

Avinoam Shoshan, head stevedore, says cronyism is good and that he pays enough income tax to feed seven families, which is also good. What’s bad? Ashdod Port chairman Gideon Siterman, for one.

He’s been working for Ashdod Port for 19 years, and sat on its stevedores’ committee for 14 of them. “I’ve outlasted ministers, ministries and treasury officials, and I tell you: The port workers are here to stay,” Avinoam Shoshan says, easily dismissing the significance of the government.