What is the change? A strike planned for Tuesday by Israel’s main public labor union has been called off because of the escalating conflict between Israel and the Palestinian authority in Gaza.

What does the change mean? Border control operations will not be interrupted.

  • Implementation timeframe: Immediate.
  • Visas/permits affected: All visas and permits.
  • Who is affected: Travelers entering and exiting Israeli borders.
  • Impact on processing times: None.

Background: A public workers’ strike, which was planned for July 8, would have shut down operations at all border control posts except Ben-Gurion International Airport. The day of the planned strike, the union postponed its strike indefinitely in light of a resurgent Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

BAL Analysis: The postponement of the labor strike will resume border control operations.

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