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Palestinians Prefer Working For Settlers Than in the Palestinian Authority


Israeli settlers pay & treat Palestinian workers far better than their fellow Palestinian employers, and don’t demand kickbacks from women workers.

By Israel Today Staff


If Israeli Jews are such blood-thirsty haters of all things Arab, then why do Palestinian Arabs prefer working for them?

Palestinian Authority TV acknowledged as much in recent broadcasts of the program Workers’ Affairs, which were translated by Palestinian Media Watch.

Palestinian laborers employed by Israelis

A number of Palestinian laborers were interviewed, and openly stated that both pay and work conditions for Arabs are far better with Israeli employers than with fellow Palestinians. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jews move to integrate, joining IDF & workforce


Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community is witnessing a revolt by its young as more & more haredim seek to transcend their lives of poverty & isolation by enlisting in the IDF, entering the country’s  workforce, & pursuing academic educations.

By Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


A quiet revolution is arising inside the insular world of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, chipping away at the walls its leaders have erected to protect against what they see as the dangers of secularism. More and more young ultra-Orthodox are insisting they can continue to lead pious lives while also embracing technology, the modern workplace and their fellow Israelis. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Laborers Living Under PA Rule Go To Court Demanding Israeli Law

Arab workers go to court demanding Israeli law be applied to a factory where they work in Samaria that’s under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction, but Israeli courts reject their petition.

By Shimon Cohen


A group of Arab residents of Samaria living under the administration of the Palestinian Authority (PA) has submitted a legal demand asking that Israeli employment laws be implemented in the area where they work – the industrial region of Nitzanei Shalom, just over the 1949 Armistice lines to the east of Netanya.

The reason for the suit is a desire on the part of the Arab workers to receive various social rights enshrined in the Israeli laws, benefits they currently do not enjoy under the PA. Continue Reading »

Report: Palestinians working for Israelis doubles for 2014

The 92,000 Palestinians who work for Israelis earn an average of NIS 198 (about $52) per day, while Palestinian working under the Palestinian Authority, make NIS 91 per day, or 45% of those in Israel.


The number of Palestinians working for Israelis on either side of the Green Line doubled in the last four years and now make up 2.2 percent of all workers in the country, according to the Bank of Israel’s upcoming 2014 annual report.

Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in a settlement near Jerusalem – Photo: REUTERS

“The size of the Palestinian employment in the Israeli economy is expected to continue to grow in the foreseeable future,” the central bank said in an excerpt published on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Eilat hotels looking for Jordanians to fill needed jobs

Proposal for Jordanian manpower is meant to address an acute shortage of hotel workers that has left the tourism sector on the verge of collapse, report hoteliers.


A proposal in the works would allow hotels in Eilat to hire up to 1,500 workers from neighboring Jordan, amid a shortage of hospitality employees in Israel’s southernmost city.

Eilat workers

African migrants at work in an Eilat hotel. Since the dismissal of thousands of African employees, the resort city has had an acute shortage of manpower. – Photo: Olivier Fitousi

Tourism Minister Uzi Landau and Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar intend to hand the proposal to the cabinet on Sunday.

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Pros & Cons of Palestinian Workers in Israel

Was Israel’s decision to give Arabs of the Palestinian  Authority another 5,000 work permits a good idea, or the opportunity for danger?

By Maayana Miskin


Arutz Sheva’s weekly newspaper, B’Sheva, asked three Israeli public figures what they think of the government’s decision to grant another 5,000 work permits to Palestinian Authority residents. Israel already employs more than 10% of working PA residents.

Nerya Ofer of the Hebrew Labor Hotline was concerned by the decision. Living alongside non-Jews who are hostile to Judaism can lead to assimilation and loss of Jewish identity on both the individual and national level, he warned.

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