Israel defends program to bring in Jordanian hotel workers

May 9, 2016 2:39 PM

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JERUSALEM – Israel is defending a program to bring Jordanian day workers into its tourism industry against heavy criticism in Jordan.

The Tourism Ministry says Monday that the arrangement to bring in some 1,500 workers to hotels in the southern city of Eilat is a "win-win situation" for Jordanians seeking employment and for Israeli hoteliers. The ministry says the Jordanians enjoy the same employment and social benefits as their I...

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