Israeli Nurses' Strike Enters Fifth Day as Talks With Treasury Fail

According to the Finance Ministry, the nurses' union signed an agreement in March not to strike until the beginning of 2013, but the nurses say the treasury broke an agreement when it postponed talks due to begin three months ago.

Another meeting between the nurses and the Finance Ministry ended Thursday night without a breakthrough, failing to end the strike by nurses demanding a 15 percent pay raise and a lower workload.