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June 3, 1985
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Foreign airlines serving Israel are vigorously lobbying Knesset members against the $300-plus travel tax that went into effect May 27. They are warning that the tax will severely curtail travel to and from Israel. The measure is one of more than 20 economic austerity proposals adopted by the Cabinet a week ago. Intended both to raise revenue and conserve foreign currency by discouraging overseas travel by Israelis, it doubled the previous $150 travel head tax and added 20 percent of the air fare to the traveller’s destinations.

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