17:37 GMT14 August 2020
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    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli diplomatic missions around the world will resume work on 1 November following a short strike, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

    "The strike is over, all embassies will be open tomorrow", the ministry's press service said.

    According to the press service, a court has ruled that the parties involved, namely the Finance Ministry and the Trade Union of the Foreign Ministry Employees, must find a solution to this controversial issue within 25 days.

    All Israeli embassies and consulates around the world closed down on Wednesday as diplomats went on strike in a dispute with the Finance Ministry over a decision to impose a tax on expense stipends paid to staff members if they are not backed by receipts.

    The strike comes amid Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to form a government, with the possibility of a third early election being underway.

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