Our Minister of Foreign Affairs Liberman asked EU council officials to put the Hizbullah organisation on their terrorist list, especially now after the last bus bombing in Bulgaria, but this evidently requires the consensus of 37 countries and the request was denied. Reasons given ” Hizbullah is an official political party in Lebanon and they also help the poor”. What can I add to that?
Prices are going up in Israel. It’s not only the price of cigarettes, beer, petrol and even bread, that is going up, but also income tax evidently by 1 % for normal incomes, 2% for the very wealthy .VAT (Value Added tax) is going up by 1% on food, clothes, services and everything sold except vegetables, and that affects everyone. Hard times ahead for many.
The Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is here on a short visit in Israel, meeting with our President, Prime Minister and some others, also Palestinian leaders. This seems to anger President Obama, who says this is to get the Jewish vote, but Obama seems to have forgotten that he did the same thing before his elections and also visited Israel. That’s all for today. Shalom from Irene