Israel’s public sector went on strike. Government offices, airports, sea ports and other state-run services suspended operations Wednesday morning after 11th-hour talks between the Histadrut labor federation and the Treasury broke down. The strike at first threatened to disrupt travel to and from Ben-Gurion Airport, but as negotiations progressed throughout the day airport officials reported that most flights were landing and taking off on schedule. The Histadrut is demanding compensation for thousands of municipal workers who have gone unpaid for months. With the Treasury hinting it could yield, there were hopes that the strike could be over by Thursday morning.