News Brief 1/1/2013, Tevet 19, 5773
Despite Protest, 'Outposts' Included in Small Business Day
Bank Hapoalim's decision to honor small businesses on Small Business Day launched a political debate as left-wing groups called to exclude several businesses from the Samaria (Shomron) and Binyamin regions.
The Samaria and Binyamin Regional Councils had worked together to connect regional businesses to the bank in order to get them exposure under the bank's planned program. Dozens of small local businesses plan to take part, among them vacation spots, vineyards, and organic food suppliers.