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Political: January 1, 2012

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The Knesset’s Economic Affairs Committee approved regulations which, for the first time in the country’s history, grant egg production quotas to Arab farmers.  However, the farmers themselves are complaining that the conditions set for receiving an egg quota make it financially not worthwhile.

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January 1st, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Economy and Society: October 28, 2011

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More than 10,000 Arab women are employed in agriculture through local contractors, who pay them 100 NIS for an 8-10 hour workday.

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October 28th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

General: 28 February, 2011

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Inspectors of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor raided hothouses in the south of Israel and found 12 Bedouin children aged 9-14 who were employed under harsh conditions and were even subject to beatings during their work. The police, which were also called in, took the children, the contractor, and the work foreman for further investigation at a nearby police station. Likewise, the children’s parents were also called in, and gave testimonies.

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February 28th, 2011 at 8:29 pm