This week is Clean Up Week in Israel. Inspiration for the event came when an Australian billionaire, Richard Pratt, took a stroll along Tel Aviv beach and was disgusted by the amount of rubbish he saw (just the kind of publicity we need). Pratt is pouring A$100,000 into the initiative, and more than 50,000 kids from every sector are expected to participate.
Great timing. Garbage collection is being cancelled today throughout the country for the foreseeable future, thanks to the Histadrut general strike. These kids have their work cut out for them, I can tell you now. Yuck.