israeli woks

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The Israeli government has limited the number of visas for foreign restaurant workers to 500, and will reduce this number to zero next year. seems to be targeted mainly at asian workers, particularly thai, chinese, japanese and indian restaurants… and the Israeli Ethnic Restaurant Association is trying to appeal this decision to the supreme court.

“We feel an Israeli can hold a wok as well as a Thai or a Chinese person,” said Shoshana Strauss, a lawyer at the Trade Ministry, which regulates work permits for foreign workers. (MacLean’s)