Monday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

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ywnisrael.israel09:30:

Employees of Bituach Leumi are carrying out work sanctions as a labor dispute with management continues.

09:54:

The condition of Aaron ben Golda is reportedly improved somewhat, now listed in moderate-to-serious condition. He was injured in his head in an attack by an Arab on motzei Shabbos.

10:10

Arab residents of northern Israel on Sunday evening blocked traffic and waved Syrian and PLO flags. Police arrested five of the protestors.

10:12:

A plan submitted by IDF officials’ calls for shortening service for men by four months to 32 months. If adopted, it will take effect in July 2015. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon supports the plan.

10:43:

IDF Spokesman reports that northern airspace is being reopened to civilian aircraft. It was closed on Sunday due to events pertaining to Syria.

10:58:

IDF Northern Commander Major-General Yair Golan stated that while there are tensions concerning events in Syria, there “are no winds of war” at present.

11:35:

Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz has announced his candidacy for the Tel Aviv/Jaffa mayoral race.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)