Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the Month of November 2006
AMERICAN ISRAELI PAPER
(Translation of Registrants Name into English)
P.O. Box 142, Hadera, Israel
(Address of Principal Corporate Offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:
|Form 20-F||Form 40-F|
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If Yes is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-______________
Attached hereto as Exhibit 1 and incorporated herein by reference is the Registrants press release dated November 2, 2006.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|AMERICAN ISRAELI PAPER MILLS LTD.|
By: /s/ Lea Katz
| Name: Lea Katz|
Title: Corporate Secretary
Dated: November 2, 2006
Press release dated November 2, 2006
|N E W S|
PAPER MILLS LTD.
|Agency Contact:||PHILIP Y. SARDOFF|
Hadera, Israel, November 02, 2006 In response to the publications in Israeli press, American Israeli Paper Mills Ltd. (ASE:AIP) (the Company or AIPM), announced that the Haifa district manager of the Ministry of Environmental Protection notified the company that, according to the ministry opinion, there are deviations from air quality standards of the Hadera plant, and that an investigation of the matter may be required. Nonetheless, the district manager pointed that the plant had invested a great deal in the improvement of sewage and in other matters of quality of the environment.
The Company pointed out that it has been investing tens of millions of shekels to promote the conversion of the plant from fuel oil to natural gas as customary in the western world, but delays that are out of the Companys control, causes the postponement of the conversion that was supposed to be completed by now.