100 seasonal workers from Sri Lanka will land on Wednesday at Ben-Gurion Airport to assist Israeli farmers for 6 months, during the seasonal peak, the Jerusalem Post said.
The Interior Ministry’s Population, Immigration and Borders Authority (PIBA) is embarking on a pilot project that may fundamentally change how foreign workers are employed in the agriculture sector.
Comments - 46
Izy Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:57 PM
probably they were trained in handling weapons and sent to front lines in Israel or elsewhere where America is fighting a proxy war on behalf of Israel.
When Ariel Sharon visited USA he stated that Israel controls America, if u know what I mean. They control the financial industry n media as well. Sharon was an architect in the twin farm killings of ( SABAH n Shatiliya- Spell check) of more than 2000 ppl and was wanted by the world court. He never went to certain countries for fear of being arrested and produced at the HAGUE. He commanded full power BUT the creator has different agenda. Now he is just a vegetable and in a coma for more than 4 years. Lesson for ppl to realize there is something beyond our control and thats the power of the creator
Vasanth Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:25 PM
Well said Daniel and Thomas. This is for the benefit of our farmers and economy. There is a blessing that many will soon see.
Faqi Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:51 PM
The best thing that could happen to Sri Lankan workers; at least they would all learn new techniques not like in working in backward Arab lands as slaves. Israel is a first world technically advanced country. The closest to any advanced Western nation.
Afker Hussain Tuesday, 26 October 2010 07:14 PM
According the Victor Ostrovosky Mossad agents of israel were helping the both the LTTE and the government at the Same time. Well there is a saying we should keep our friends closer and enemies even closer.
Patel Wednesday, 27 October 2010 01:55 AM
How about working in China????
THE UNDERTAKER Tuesday, 26 October 2010 07:41 AM
HAMMED- REMEMBER- THIS IS THE COUNTRY GOING TO WIN FINAL BATTLE AT THE END OF WORLD-
ISREAL Vs REST OF THE WORLD-Belive it or not
Hemal de Silva Wednesday, 27 October 2010 03:08 AM
They are working in S.L.!!
dil Tuesday, 26 October 2010 07:47 AM
Sending the farmers is a good move, but who said you Isreal is great nation?
Yusuf Wednesday, 27 October 2010 03:13 AM
Few thousand years Daniel? its more than three thousand five hundred years ago. Humans recorded history itself is not more than five to six thousand years old. So, do not compare 3,500 years as if 2 or 3 years. As per your argument, Sri Lanka should go to the Veddahs just because they were the original natives so as the Americas go to the red Indians. Talk sense please.!!!
Faqi Tuesday, 26 October 2010 07:50 AM
hameed - That is one mans opinion. Have you been to Israel. Ask a person who has visited Israel without showing your ignorant bias.
Asitha Tuesday, 26 October 2010 07:52 AM
I have had the pleasure of working with Israeli people and I must say that they are very nice. Most importantly , they are honest workers who don't cheat or waste time on the job unlike most of us Sri Lankans. They have a very good work ethic. All the best to Israel
sam Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:05 AM
Well done. If we lose jobs in saudi arabia we have to find alternatives....
Thomas Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:54 PM
Why so much bad talk about Lankans being employed in Isreal, it is Lankans getting benefited. It is better than bringing Rice from Moon by our politicians
Pulasthi Tuesday, 26 October 2010 08:40 AM
This is a pretty good beginning, as it will pave the way for further job prospects provided that the recent immigrant workers do a satisfactory job in Israel. The country is also famous for new agricultural techniques which in turn may help the advancement of Sri Lankan agriculture.
malkanthi Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:15 AM
Very good move to keep friendly relationship with great nation Isreal.
Sam Tuesday, 26 October 2010 08:41 AM
weldone!!!! God bless Sri Lanka...
Buddika117 Tuesday, 26 October 2010 08:46 AM
Hi Mr Asitha..dont u know dat there wasnt a nation called Israel on the world map before 1948? how did israel born? By aggressing innocent Palestinian peoples motherland...making them displaced for ever..cheating them..using their military power to kill children and women.. pls read about the world war II, hitler, and formation of Israel..dnt talk rubbish as u know everythng, bcoz of u hav workd with israelis. Mr Faqi...we dont need to visit all over the world to get to know about their doings..use ur common sense on the matter i have explained above..read some articles on Israel...u will realize the truth...
Do u beleive dat 9/11 attack on US was an Israel planned attack??? u will never...but dat is the truth..even Barack Obama knows dat....these r the unearthed truth of the modern world....byee.byee
Angelo Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:47 AM
Israel is the ONLY democracy in the ME. And we as a Democracy country, Sri Lanka should further strengthen its relationship with the Jewish State which helped our hero's with military expertise and weapons, which according to government senior minister, they say that without the help of Israel, Sri Lanka would have not won the war against terror. Those who criticize this move by the SL government, are only traitors who hate this country. Every true Sri Lankan will support the Jewish State, which in other words is showing gratitude for all their support when SL needed it the most. Don't forget that Iran cheated SL on the oil deal, which resulted in our government paying more than it should be.
Godaya Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:19 AM
Here goes another 100 of our people to be enslaved in the middle east. Bravo Sri Lanka!! Keep up the good work fat bellied boys.....
Angelo Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:53 AM
Very true Prabodha.., they (Jews) treated our people in a nice manner. During the past few years, our girls and boys who worked in Saudi, Kuwait and other muslim countries suffered a lot, to the extend of having nails in their whole body. Sadly, the fanatics who support and preach a terror religious belief, view Israel as 'evil' and the Arabs as 'good'. This is total fanaticism!
Mahmood Tuesday, 26 October 2010 09:41 AM
There was no Sri Lanka before 1948!
Everywhere there are problems. But we should not get involved. We are sending farmers not the army. Israel helped us with jets, boats, UAVs, etc. during the war. We cannot be ungrateful. I take a practical look at things.
hameed Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:25 AM
Even if you are beggers, do not go to Israle, this is the country that misuing people and making ethnic conflict and etc
Asitha Tuesday, 26 October 2010 09:48 AM
Hi Mr. Buddhika, Do you know why we as a nation has taken so long to progress even after 50 odd glorious years of independence ? It's thanks to people like you. Have a good day
sandman Tuesday, 26 October 2010 02:17 PM
Another dumb ass statement from a false name man. But your colors are very plain to see dumbo. Maybe u have visited Israel!!!!
sandman Tuesday, 26 October 2010 02:20 PM
Where are these tens of thousands of workers who had worked in Israel Mr. Prabodha ?
Buddika117 Tuesday, 26 October 2010 09:57 AM
Mr Mahmood... u r right..v shoud be grateful for their help, if they had helped only SL Army. Dont u know dat the same time they gave military training to LTTE for more than 25years? dat is Israel..playing double game to sell their weapons..they never wants to end WARS..they wants to grow ethnic conflict and sell their wepons to both the parties..pls try to understand dat..
Wasnt there a Sri Lanka b4 1948??? shame first try to learn about Sri Lanka's history...it goes beyond thousands of years...
Ibnu Batuta Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:00 AM
Israelis trained the LTTE and SL Army simultaneously and called the latter MONKEYS, according to Otrovsky. Do you know that...?
Daniel Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:03 PM
Israel was the name given by Almighty God (Allah) to a holy prophet of Jews, Christians and Muslims - Jacob (Yakov or Yakoob). He was the grandson of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim). Israel was a Nation for centuries, being ruled by Prophets, Judges, then Kings. The First King of Israel was King Saul. After Him was King David. Prophet Moses (Moosa Nabi) delivered people of Israel from Egypt and brought them to a land promised by God. All this was just a few thousand years before 1948.
SanathW Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:03 AM
Only an idiot like yourself would believe otherwise...
prabodha Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:05 AM
Israelis are ten times better than Saudis and Kuwaitis. Tens of thousands of Sri lankans have worked there but there had not been any complaints
Buddika117 Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:06 AM
Yes Mr Asitha thanx for ur wishes... for us money is not the 1st matter...v r all human beings..will die one day...the fate of this country, the ethnic war v had was initiated by the politicians and the goons like u..now the war is over..it might b hurting u...send some more to israel n get them brain washed to start a new war in this country...dat day u can sleep well....
Ibnu Batuta Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:09 AM
Israel now fears IRAN more than anything else.
Robin Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:12 AM
Faqi - you have been what you say about others. People like you are the sole reason for trouble around the world.
History Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:17 AM
Who was Jesus? was he arab or jew? where was born and where was crusified? In Istrael or in western world? It is these arabs and people who kill for money invaded Israel and made them to move into western world. Ultimately be the victims of holocaust under Hitler.
Read the bible and Quran. There was a nation called Israel and those citizens were identified as Jews.
Pawlpakse Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:22 AM
Are you sure that you worked with Israelis? Well I have got colleagues who are working with Israelis and their opininion is totally opposite.... "honest workers who don't cheat", are you kidding?
patriot Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:31 PM
happy to hear that . someone get job
Faqi Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:35 PM
Buddika117 - There was never any proof of the Israelis training the LTTE or selling them weapons. People like you love conspiracy theories. The Israelis equipped the Sri Lankan Air force and the S/l Navy and never the LTTE. If the LTTE bought arms in the open market thats another matter, most of the LTTE ordnance was purchased from Eastern European countries, our socialist block so called friends. You absolutely know very little about world matters. Your ignorance is pathetic. You read the wrong articles. Be a bit more open minded and learn the truth. You are an apologist to the terrorists.
Maulana Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:38 PM
This is good news. We must forge better ties with Israel as they are civilized unlike the Arabs who only want to kill and convert people to Islam. We must ban Arabs from bringing their holy book to this country in a similar way that they ban others from bringing their idols or holy books. we will always support Israel in her eternal struggle against the power-hungry evil Arab nations.
sathi Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:41 PM
we can't sure that the sri lanka will send only for farm works, it may help for israel forces against palastin.
Pawlpakse Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:26 AM
I would call it " advancement of Sri Lankan slavery".
Maulana Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:43 PM
you should give your muslim name. your comment automatically gave you away. as a non-muslim we will always support israel because israel does not seek to enslave, convert and humiliate other nations. in your opinion iran is a 'great' nation i am sure. please tell me how many nobel peace prize winners have been Jews and how many have been arabs. Please pay close attention to the population numbers as well. my point is, we will have much more to gain, in knowledge and other things from our association with israel than with the arabs. the arabs can only offer oil and that too through Western companies.
Faqi Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:44 PM
Robin - What an idiotic comment, be more specific. Are you inferring that I am the cause of trouble around the world? is that it? How on earth did you come to that conclusion on what I stated; that before condemning a country on hearsay and innuendo one should go see it or make a visit.
sandman, What is it that you have a problem with, my name or what I write. Its your name that is suspect. Yes I have visited Israel many times. Is there some problem in that?
Pawlpakse Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:28 AM
If you complain you are terminated by the Mossard.
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