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    • Stuart Michaels
    • 06.06.13 | 18:34 (IDT)

    I always thought of diplomatic personnel as on a par with military personnel when it comes to service to their country. Like being in the military, it is a sacrifice, but it is also a privilege to serve. Being in a union is inconceivable to me for persons in such an important job. Obstructing the head of state's visit to a friendly country at a time when the number of Israel's friends is inconceivable to me. Is the employment situation that good in Israel that persons who at least have a guaranteed paycheck and benefits can drop their important responsibilities so cavalierly? I would expect nonsense like this from someplace like Greece or Italy, but not from an embattled nation of presumably smart and patriotic people. Shame on those who are doing this.

    from the article: Foreign Ministry union tells diplomats to cut ties with IDF, Shin Bet over strike breach
    First published 21:44 06.06.13 | Last updated 16:25 06.06.13
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