Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Israeli envoy wants Manila worker ban lifted, following end of Israeli-Hamas fighting

MANILA (AP) - Israel's envoy to the Philippines said on Tuesday that he will ask the government to lift a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Israel following the end of heavy fighting between Israeli and Hamas forces. Ambassador Menashe Bar-on said that the Philippines' ban is unnecessary because the situation in Israel was returning to normal after a ceasefire agreement last week. "We are confident that foreigners will feel safe" in Israel, he said. He said he was scheduled to meet with foreign affairs officials on Wednesday. "We hope that this ban will be lifted," he said