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Israel’s farmers to protest Liberman’s agriculture reforms

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Israel’s farmers to protest Liberman’s agriculture reforms

Whereas many farmers needless to snarl food prices are too excessive, they are saying the targets of these reforms are misplaced as they need to be concentrated on the suppliers of the merchandise.

By AVI GRANT
 

JULY 28, 2021 19: 24

Early Newspaper

Israeli farmers are seen protesting against Benjamin Netanyahu, outside the Knesset and Finance Ministry in Jerusalem, on December 19, 2016. (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

Israeli farmers are seen protesting in opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu, outdoors the Knesset and Finance Ministry in Jerusalem, on December 19, 2016.

(photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

Thousands of farmers are preparing to protest changes to agriculture legal pointers proposed by Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman and Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Oded Forer.

Protests will doubtless be held Thursday at 8 a.m. at intersections all the way thru the nation.

The farmers agree with they’ll be financially hurt by the reforms. Whereas many farmers needless to snarl food prices are too excessive, they are saying this reform’s targets are misplaced as they need to be concentrated on the suppliers of the merchandise who they maintain about artificially inflate the costs.

“What the incendiary balloons, Hamas and Hezbollah possess failed to cease to date, they’re trying to cease to us from interior,” no doubt one of the vital leaders of farmer’s protest acknowledged in a press release. “A unilateral switch within the reform of agriculture within the Preparations Legislation, with out an agreement – will select Israel serve 70 years.”

The novel legal pointers will acknowledge European requirements on fruits and greens and will possess to just to make extra competition within the industries as they maintain about that will decrease prices. This will doubtless be completed by often lowering tariffs on fruit and greens.

Alongside adopting European requirements on fruits and vegetable laws on European fruits will doubtless be loosened, meaning there will doubtless be a bigger differ of fruits on hand all 365 days spherical.

“The agriculture reform is no doubt one of the vital finest within the Preparations Legislation and springs to toughen the Israeli farmer whereas treating the value of living and profit with patrons,” Liberman acknowledged when asserting the reforms last week. He additionally acknowledged that this system will set up Israelis some NIS 2.7 billion a 365 days, or NIS 840 per family.

On the opposite hand, the reform does just to appease the agricultural industry by together with a toughen kit that contains issues akin to bellow financial toughen for each farmer per cultivated dunam. It additionally provides expanded tax advantages to inspire capital funding and an funding of over NIS 2b. for raising productiveness within the agriculture industry.

A assembly between representatives of the farmers and the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry on Wednesday led to acrimony. The ministry released a press release blaming the farmers for deliberately sabotaging the talks.

Zev Stub contributed to this document.

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Israel’s farmers to protest Liberman’s agriculture reforms