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        4/17/2013, Iyar 7, 5773

      Minster Shalom Discussed Rockets with Eilat Mayor


      Energy and Water Minister  and Negev and Galilee Development Minister Silvan Shalom spoke to Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzchak HaLevi following the rocket attack Wednesday morning.

      The Mayor reported a local rally against the intention to raise Value Added Tax for Eilat was cancelled due to the rockets.

      Minister Shalom encouraged the Mayor, "I stand by the residents of Eilat today, and vow to do all I can to maintain the Eilat VAT exemption. Now is the time to encourage local and international tourism to Eilat, and I will act with the government to promote the economy of Eilat."