The Israeli Ministry of Commerce has suspended all governmental contracts with Microsoft, and it seems this suspension will go on throughout next year. The Ministry is also studying the possibility of switching over to OpenOffice.

This comes after the decision by the Israeli Antitrust Authority, which acknowledged that Microsoft is indeed a monopoly [Ed. note: *gasp* *shock* *holding onto chair*]. This all started after users claimed they were tired of having little or no Hebrew support both in applications and OS. You can read about it in more detail over at The Register.