In Step Toward Reform, Israel to Build Two New Ports Without Consulting Workers

By issuing the tenders for the ports without input from the workers' committees, the Transportation Ministry is likely to provoke sanctions and extended strikes.

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced Wednesday that tenders for the construction and operation of two new ports will be issued by July 1, signaling his intention to move forward with reforming Israel’s ports in a week of confrontational declarations on the issue.