Israeli Diplomats Protests Wages with Jeans and Sandals

Carmel Lobello :: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 3:45 pm

Israeli diplomats have chosen a decidedly more peaceful way to protest injustice than their military colleagues. As part of their effort to demand wages on par with their defense and intelligence peers, they’ve started wearing jeans and sandals to work. They’re also playing Phish’s “Bouncing Around the Room” really loud from their offices whenever President Shimon Peres is in the building.

Diplomat Zvi Mazel is threatening to add socks to the rebelious outfit if his wages aren’t increased by 15% before the end of July. In the middle of August, the socks, sandal, jean combination has the potential of being not only unsightly, but pretty smelly as well.

In Tel Aviv, Mark Sofer came to work this morning in ten-year-old Levis and a pair of teal and black Tevas. When asked how long he expected the protest to continue, he smiled mysteriously and pulled a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby from the mini fridge under his desk. “However long it takes, man,” he said, while spooning the chunks into his mouth. “I mean, dude, my salary is wicked unfair.”