JERUSALEM (Jul. 2)
The Hadera paper mills surrendered to demands by the ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem and pressure from the government not to employ Jews on the Sabbath. It hired a “kashrut supervisor” to make sure it adheres to the agreement and the Orthodox community, known as Eda Haredit, lifted its ban on paper from the Hadera mills. The Labor Ministry had pressed charges against the plant for employing Jews on the Sabbath in violation of the religious status quo. The managing director promised that hereafter only Arabs would be employed on Saturdays.