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20 Israeli diplomats resign in protest at working conditions

February 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday that approximately 20 Israeli diplomats across the world had handed in their letters of resignation in protest at their working conditions, as well as their low wages.

“Maarev” newspaper noted that 20 employees, representing 10% of the total number of diplomats working in the political field, had decided to resign in protest at their low wages. The newspaper quoted one of the protestors as saying, “We are no longer willing to work for NIS 7,000 a month.”

Those who resigned include former Deputy Ambassador to Thailand, Elan Vaitzhan, former Spokesperson for the embassy in Rome, Areyev Aubadia, Spokesperson for the embassy in Washington, Lior Weintraub, and Consul General in Shanghai, Ilan Maor.

Tel Aviv: Alquds