The Israeli Labor Union announced the closure of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange tomorrow, as part of the protests sweeping Israel.
The General Confederation of Trade Unions in Israel called for an immediate “general strike” on Monday in response to the government’s proposed judicial reform project, which has sparked widespread protests in the country for three months.
“I call for a general strike (…) After this press conference, the movement in the State of Israel will stop,” Arnon Bar-David, head of the Histadrut federation, said in a televised speech.
“We have a mission, we have to stop this legislative process and we will do it,” he added, pledging to “continue to protest.”
In a related context; On Monday, two major ports in Israel announced the suspension of operations due to a strike in protest against the government’s plan to amend the judicial system.
Haifa Port and Ashdod Port said in separate statements that work had stopped after Israel’s main labor union announced a general strike earlier Monday until Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scraps legislation on the judicial amendments.
Some banks have also suspended their operations due to the protests sweeping through Israel.