The government adopted a plan to punish employers for hiring illegal workers. The goal is to reduce their number by 30-50,000.
The illegals mostly take the jobs that Israelis do not want. Indeed, there is no reason for Jews to accept the lowliest jobs for peanuts.
The plan will mostly target illegals from far-off countries, often Asians and East Europeans. Arabs can easily retreat to the West Bank for a short while and escape sanctions.
In practice, the plan will clean tens of thousands jobs in Israel for our Palestinian enemies. Worse, they will be working legally, which means that Jewish consumers will reimburse their taxes.
Instead, the government should allow here any number of Asian workers necessary for our economy and push out all Palestinian workers. Liberal policy toward labor immigration must be combined with unrelenting deportation of them once their work visas expire. Every person who applies for Israeli work visa must sign a declaration forfeiting any option for permanent residence in our country.