Klein: Israel should rely less on foreign workers

Israel must take urgent action to reduce the number of foreign workers, Bank of Israel Governor David Klein said on Thursday night in a lecture to the Israel-Japan Chamber of Commerce in Tel Aviv.

"The number of foreign workers in the economy is already greater than the number of unemployed," he told the assembled crowd. "This is a grave phenomenon that pushes part of the population into a situation of being dependent on welfare payments."

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