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  Sivan 10, 5773 , 19/05/13

Government Endorses 'Defensive Textile Law' Extension

The cabinet endorsed, Sunday afternoon, extension of the "Defensive Textile Law" of Opposition Leader Shelly Yechimovich. The law requires security services, including the Israel Defense Forces, Israel Police and Israel Prisons Service, to buy Israeli textiles, even if the cheapest foreign bid is 50 percent cheaper than the Israeli price. The law has created more than a 1,000 jobs in peripheral areas in the two years since its passage as a temporary measure, and its cost is considered negligible in relation to its value as a generator of employment.

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