For Israel's Civil Servants, Holidays Disguised as Educational Tours

The 2009 public sector wage agreement allowed unions to arrange taxpayer-subsidized vacations for tens of thousands of government employees. How many benefit and at what cost? No one claims to know.

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If you work for the government, it is likely you recently received a message like this: “We will be holding seminars at a number of destinations in the near future. Employees from all government ministries who...