JERUSALEM (Sep. 14)
Finance Minister Simcha Ehrlich closed down his Tel Aviv office as an example of government cuts in expenditures. The Tel Aviv office served Ehrlich and previous Finance Ministers on Thursdays and Fridays–the days most senior government officials go to Tel Aviv to conduct official business. But Ehrlich decided it was time to stop this custom, and from now on his entire staff will be in the capital six days a week.
This, however, did not prevent Treasury officials from going to Tel Aviv on Thursday as usual.