Angry journalists, who initially boycotted the session, describe subcommittee's claims to be part of a 'witch hunt,' and slam Israel's 'authoritarian' efforts to clamp down on the media.14:27 09.02.16 | 2 comments
While Danite and Fagin both discuss the virtues and failings of raising the minimum wage in Israel, both speak with a European Social Democratic model in mind. Peretz is much more of a radical, old time socialist. Peretz talks of raising the minimum monthly income to a little over 1,000 US dollars, while the average wage in Israel is around $1,600. This is no minimum wage anymore, but a radical redistribution of income. (And if I am not mistaken, Peretz would also insist on giving temporary workers a permanent position.) We have to wait and see if Peretz would implement such a program. He probably would lose the 2006 elections, and his social program will cause him to refuse to join a Sharon government under any conditions (which is a good thing anyhow).