Jun. 11, 2019
- Hope and Respect Are the Keys to Peace in Israel – Scott Walker
Last week I visited a company called Alon Group in Samaria. Of the hundreds of people they employ, about half of the workforce is Jewish and half is Arab. Owner Rafael Alon says he loves all of his employees. And he notes with pride that bethis workers make two and a half times as much at his factory as people make in the Arab areas.
Solid jobs that allow people to put a roof over their head and food on their table bring hope. And those who have hope are peaceful people. The visit was also a reminder of the harm done by the BDS movement that claims to help Arabs but actually hurts them by imposing real costs against companies that hire both Jewish and Arab workers. If employers have to lay off people because of the BDS campaigns, everyone gets hurt – including the Arabs. The writer was governor of Wisconsin. (Washington Times)