Daily Israel Report
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  1/1/2013, Tevet 19, 5773

Judge Warns Maariv Owner He May Lose Control of Paper


Vice President of the Tel Aviv District Court, Judge Varda Alshech, warned the purchaser of the newspaper "Ma'ariv", Shlomo Ben-Zvi, that if he does not fulfill his obligations as new owner of the paper he may lose control of the publication.

Alshech wrote in the decision that "A number of serious complaints from employees of Ma'ariv have been raised against the purchaser, regarding breach of understandings and agreements, in particular in regards to the continued employment of the number of workers agreed upon between the parties…"

Alshech warned Ben-Zvi that the agreed-upon obligations to his employees is not a trivial matter but rather a fundamental part of the purchase agreement, which can be nullified if he does not comply with these obligations. 

"The conditions of employment, as well as other conditions associated with the continued operation of the paper," Alshech said, were not something "to be signed one day and abandoned the next."