Thursday, September 29, 2005

Travel Tax (1977)

1977 Dry Bones cartoon - Travel Tax
In June 1977, Israel's Socialist Labor Party, which had ruled the country since independence, lost the national elections! After 29 years in opposition, Menachem Begin became the very first non-Labor Prime Minister of Israel, and the stage was set for long overdue economic reforms. Prices of everything seemed to rise ...and then the new government cancelled the hated travel tax, which had made the cost of foreign travel prohibitive.
(Lod is the city where our international airport is located.)

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