I think that Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's words are just too mild:
"I now appeal to the leaders of the Histadrut and call on them to cancel the planned strike. I believe that it is possible to find a just and responsible solution to the question of contract workers. Just – because we are all aware of the genuine plight of the contract workers. Responsible – because we must bring a solution that will not harm the Israeli economy, at a time that we are witnessing the upheaval of world markets.general strike. It's all part of the anti-government Korach faux social justice activities that has been going on in Israel since the summer.
I believe that there is no need to disrupt Israelis' lives or to cause heavy damage to the Israeli economy. My Government and the Histadrut see eye-to-eye on the good of Israel's workers. This is not mere talk. We can attest to the many steps that we have carried out – Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and Histadrut Chairman Ofer Eini, with my backing – in order to improve workers' salaries. I think that, given the major upheaval in the European economy, the Israeli economy is continuing to grow thanks to our responsible and sagacious conduct, and we must not endanger what we have achieved only with great effort. Therefore, we must resolve the problem, we want to resolve the problem, we can resolve the problem, but in a responsible, cooperative way. There is no need for a strike."
This was clearly a high-budget operation, and it's not over yet. They control the media; their "entertainment rallies" have been substituted for scheduled programs. And the participation numbers have been outrageously inflated.
Israel's economy is one of the healthiest in the Western World, but that fact doesn't faze the extreme Left anti-government forces.
This morning, while Israel's public transportation strikes for the Histadrut, the car-owners will complain about the traffic and the less affluent will be stuck, losing salary. That's the Histadrut. They take care of "their own" and spit on those who really need help.