Sunday, September 20, 2015

Israeli Comp Soda Stream offers 1,000 jobs to Syrian refugees in Israel.


Israeli Comp Soda Stream offers 1,000 jobs to Syrian refugees in Israel. (I24news).
"As the son of a Holocaust survivor, I refuse to stand by and observe this human tragedy unfold right across the border in Syria,"
Company, which was targeted by BDS over its West Bank plant, says it could employ refugees in southern Israel

SodaStream International, the Israeli manufacturer of sparkling water makers, is offering jobs to 1,000 Syrian refugees in its newly opened plant in the southern Israeli town of Rahat.

SodaStream and Rahat can absorb 1,000 individuals, or up to 200 families, and provide them with an opportunity to build a new life in Israel, pending Israeli authorities' approval, according to a news release issued by the company.

Israeli authorities are unlikely to grant approval to such an initiative, given that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected all the proposals brought up for Israel to take in Syrian refugees.

"As the son of a Holocaust survivor, I refuse to stand by and observe this human tragedy unfold right across the border in Syria," Birnbaum was quoted as saying in the news release.

"Just as we have always done our best to help our Palestinian brothers and sisters in the West Bank, the time has come for local business and municipal leaders to address the Syrian humanitarian crisis and take the initiative to help those in need. We cannot expect our politicians to bear the entire burden of providing aid for the refugees." Hmmmm........“Tikkun olam” (literally, “world repair”) has come to connote social action and the pursuit of social justice. Read the full story here.

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