Government offices, ports, Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel Railways, Postal Services and Israel Military Industries will all be affected by the strike. Garbage will not be collected and parking tickets will not be given out. Past strikes have lasted weeks.
It is unclear how far France could go in supporting the PA without the backing of the rest of the EU or other members of the "Quartet" for Mideast peace, which includes the United States, the United Nations, the EU and Russia.
To conduct surgical air strikes against Iran's nuclear programme, Israeli war planes would need to fly across Iraq. But to do so the Israeli military authorities in Tel Aviv need permission from the Pentagon.
Olmert intervened in the tender for the privatization of Bank Leumi on behalf of two personal friends with whom he also had business connections, American businessman Daniel Abraham and Australian businessman Frank Lowy
Regarding business connections between Martin Schlaff, the Austrian businessman who is believed to own 50% of the Jericho casino, and Lieberman, and how money was transferred to the political party Lieberman established, Israel Beitenu.
Israel’s defense industry continues to develop innovative technologies in the fields of unmanned surveillance and anti-missile protection. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is unveiling several new technologies, eagerly sought and purchased by Western armies.