Migrant Workers in Israel, and Rights

By Roy Wagner

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2007

The author explains that Israel's first-world prosperity depends, like that of many other first world economies, on turning a blind eye to state-enabled exploitation of third-world labor force. Due to security concerns, Israel invited in migrant workers from Eastern Europe and South East Asia and exploits them in a system that motivates a highly profitable human trafficking industry. He concludes that instead of protecting migrants' rights, the state acts as an accomplice to a crime.

Topic: Migration, Labor, Economy, Crime, Prejudice, Employment, Discrimination, Security, Jobs

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.639-640

Page Number(s): 16-18

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Wagner, Roy. Migrant Workers in Israel, and Rights. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2007: 16-18. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6665


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