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Discussions under way on shortening Israel’s workweek

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September 19, 2012 | 1:32 pm

A proposal to make Sunday a day off from work and school advanced in Israel.

A political truce in recent weeks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who opposed the change, and Vice Premier Silvan Shalom, who has been pushing for a shorter workweek for years, has given new life to the proposal, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Representatives of a committee appointed by Netanyahu discussed ways of testing the initiative with Shalom's advisers on Wednesday and are due to meet again as early as Thursday, according to the paper. The committee is headed by Eugene Kandel, the chief of Israel's National Economic Council.

A pilot project giving off one Sunday a month might be implemented as a test.

A source close to Kandel told the Post that the committee would publish its findings immediately after the Jewish High Holidays season ends next month.

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