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Report: Netanyahu set to address US Jews on Iran deal in live speech (Haaretz)
White House says circumstances of Taliban leader's death remain uncertain (Reuters)
U.S. envoy to UN visits Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades (AP)
Woman arrested trying to jump White House fence (Reuters)
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
Palestinian reportedly shot dead by Israeli soldiers after approaching Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
Seven Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with ISIS (Reuters)
UN chief condemns Palestinian toddler killing, urges calm (Reuters)
Palestinian seriously injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in Ramallah area (Haaretz)
Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish PKK militant targets in northern Iraq, CNN Turk reports (Reuters)
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Israel Railways workers prepare to halt all train traffic in Tuesday strike
As labor conflict over planned reforms continues, train workers plan to bring all traffic to a halt starting Tuesday; port and other public transportation workers declare labor dispute.
The Histadrut labor federation on Monday announced plans to bring all passenger rail traffic in Israel to a halt starting Tuesday, unless Israel Railways' management agrees to return to the negotiating table and cancel its decision to suspend a union head and eight other workers.
Histadrut Chairman Ofer Eini told Israel Radio on Sunday evening that he would do his best to prevent any disruption to train traffic, but added that Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz "got carried away and broke the rules." Eini called on Katz to reverse the procedures against the workers and engage them in a dialogue.
Israel Railways' employees and management have been locked in a bitter conflict over plans to reform the government company for months. On Sunday, the company decided to suspend union chief Gila Edrey, who has been leading the workers' campaign, for allegedly threatening other employees. Two other workers were fired for physically assaulting the company's CEO, while another six were suspended for several months.
Histadrut chief Ofer Eini criticized the decision on Sunday. "This is a very dangerous step whereby workers taking part in a legitimate labor dispute are called in for disciplinary hearings based on various excuses, and are ultimately even fired. This is a red line as far as labor relations go," he said.
Meanwhile, the Histadrut's Transportation Workers' Union is expected to declare a labor dispute on Monday monring, which would pave the way for port and public transportation workers to strike in two weeks.