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Filipinos risk expulsion from Israel

Gil Cohen Magen, AFP

Posted at Aug 09 2019 09:07 AM

Filipinos risk expulsion from Israel

Ramela Noel (left), a Filipina domestic worker, kisses her daughter, 11-year-old Sivan, during an interview at their home in Tel Aviv on August 6, 2019. Many of the 28,000 Filipinos in Israel arrived to work as caregivers and domestic help, but according to the United Children of Israel (UCI) association, some 600 families now face expulsion after losing their status. The issue holds particular resonance in Israel, where there are long-term fears about maintaining a Jewish majority in the country founded as a national homeland for Jews in the wake of the Holocaust.