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November 7, 2005
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Most Israelis are happy, a new poll found. According to a Central Bureau of Statistics survey for 2004 released Sunday, 82 percent of Israeli adults polled said they were either satisfied or very satisfied with life in Israel.

More than half of respondents voiced optimism for the future, 27 percent said they expected no change in their personal situation and 11 percent said they believed they would be worse off in the future.

Employees at Israel’s Chief Rabbinate threatened to go on strike. The rabbinate’s labor union announced Sunday that if demands for higher wages aren’t met within two weeks, workers will strike. As part of the threatened labor action, permits to export Israeli agricultural produce and to import foreign meat and other foodstuffs could be refused.

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