The salaries of the university professors in Israel has always been much smaller than those of their colleagues in the West. But this is NOT the reason the professors are on strike. They demand a compensation for a real erosion (about 30%) that occurred to their salaries since 1997. They also want to have a contract: they have been working without one since 2001. Finally, they demand that a mechanism be implemented which would help avoid similar salary erosions in the future, so that no further strikes will be needed. Doesn't sound fair to you, Mr. Levy?
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: Professors are also on strike, just in case you haven't heard