Monday, February 07, 2011

Why go to a “war zone?”

My grandmother could never understand why someone would travel from America to Israel.

“Why do you want to go to a war zone?” she would ask.

Of course, since 9/11 (arguably Feb. 1994), the US is a war zone, but I digress.

What’s interesting now in Israel (and it’s been like this for a few years now) is the number of illegal immigrants from countries like Thailand the Philippines.

Working as home health care providers and cleaning ladies, the economic opportunities outweigh any security concerns.

I met a woman named Cheryl from Manila. She’s lived in Israel for years, has no concerns about security and her family has no concerns either.

It just makes good financial sense for her (and her family).

What a world we live in.

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