8 October 3, 1975
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Israeli Pound Devalued by 10 Pct.
Over 45 Years
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — mittee created earlier this
The Cabinet decreed a 10 year with the authority to
percent devaluation of the reduce the pound at a rate
pound Sunday night and im- of up to 2 percent every 30
posed a series of new taxes days if necessary — the so-
and levies during a six-hour called "creeping devalua-
special session devoted to tion."
the nation's economic
The Israeli driver who
The measures, intended was not sufficiently pres-
to reduce Israel's huge cient — or fast enough — to
budget deficit and combat fill up his tank found Mon-
inflation by absorbing ex- day that he had to pay $2.20
cess spending power, were for a gallon of gasoline, an
announced before dawn overnight price hike of 20
while most of the nation percent.
was asleep and banks and
The Israeli housewife who
shops were closed.
failed to order a new con-
The pound now stands at tainer of cooking gas last
IL 7 — $1 compared to the week, will have to pay
IL 6.36 — $1 ratio of barely nearly a dollar more for a
three weeks ago when the tank this week.
pound was reduced in value
by 1.9 percent.
A tank of bottled gas now
That devaluation, on costs nearly $5 and with
Sept. 9, was ordered by a cooler fall weather ap-
special ministerial corn- proaching, Israelis , who use
For Custom Drapery
gas to heat their homes can
calculate on a 20 percent
increase in costs.
The price of electricity
has gone up by nearly 30
percent and water rates by
"All That The Name implies"
Meanwhile, Likud de-
manded that the govern-
ment resign over its eco-
nomic measures. MKs
Zalman Shoval and Shmuel
Tamir said that the mea-
sures imposed by the gov-
ernment indicate that it has
no sound plan to improve
the country's economy.
They said that while there
is a real need to divert work-
ers from service to export
producing industries, the
government has not even
carried out its promise to.
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