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November 7, 2015 1:36 pm

Israel Approves Allowing Eilat Hotels to Hire Jordanian Workers

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Israel approved a plan allowing Eilat hotels to hire Jordanian workers in order to fill a labor shortage. Photo: PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project.

Israel approved a plan allowing Eilat hotels to hire Jordanian workers in order to fill a labor shortage. Photo: PikiWiki – Israel free image collection project.

JNS.org – Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom has approved a plan to bring Jordanian workers to Eilat hotels in order to fill a labor shortage in the resort city as well as to improve relations between Jordan and Israel.

“The workers agreement with Jordan is a suitable solution that all sides will benefit from: the hotels in Eilat and the workers themselves. Beyond the tourism aspect, this is a step that can benefit and contribute to ties between the two countries,” Shalom told the Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv.

As part of a three-stage plan, three sets of 500 Jordanian workers will be approved for employment by Eilat hotels and will be given daily work permits to commute across the border each day. The workers will be employed primarily in housekeeping.

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Eilat Mayor Meir Itzhak Halevy praised the decision, but warned that the difficulty of attracting Israeli workers to Eilat should also be addressed.

“I would have been happy to employ Israeli workers, but over a long period of time we could not recruit Israeli workers, despite the wide basket of benefits the hotels and Israel’s government offered,” he said in a statement.

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  • chess

    Do Israelis believe isis is obama?

  • Florres

    Hadn’t the last time Israel tried a scheme like this, a Jordanian soldier attempted to shoot 80 12 year old girls, but his gun jammed and killed “just” like 10 of us?

    Didn’t he then become a hero in Jordan, and the main square named after him?

    Didn’t Clinton then blame it on the 12 year old girls, for daring to not be Arab in the Arab colonized section of Israel?

    • Florres

      Ha ha, wow I’m a prophet, (as if predicting Islam will behave in the colonialist way it is supposed to ,makes you a prophet) Today some Jordanian soldier went on a shooting spree.

      When will they name a main highway or square or favorite statue after him? Or is that only when they kill 12 year old Jewish girls?

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