Israel Electric Company employees are carrying out job sanctions in Jerusalem and other areas on Tuesday in protest of organizational restructuring.
**Binyamin Netanyahu met in secret on Sunday night with Labor Party leader Ehud Barak.
**Binyamin Netanyahu met on Monday night with President Peres to update him on coalition talks. The premier-designate called upon the president to persuade Kadima and Labor to join the government due to the difficult economic situation.
**Shas and Likud ended talks on Monday night without signing an agreement. Coalition talks to continue on Tuesday.
**Tel Aviv City Hall passed its annual budget on Monday which is reported to be NIS 3.9 billion.
**Channel 1 News reported on Monday night the special cabinet meeting dealing with Gilad Shalit has been postponed from Tuesday morning to Tuesday at 2pm.
**AG Mazuz informs Binyamin Netanyahu that at present, there is no reason Avigdor Lieberman cannot be appointed foreign minister.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)