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Israeli workers in Egypt fly home in fear for safety
Employees of Israeli textile factory Delta Galil left Egypt in a hurry following Friday's embassy attack and have made no plans to return
Bassem Abo Alabass, Monday 12 Sep 2011
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Delta Galil
One of the Israeli textile companies in Egypt

A foreign ministry source was quoted by an Israeli business newspaper as saying that Israeli textile factory employees asked to be evacuated from Cairo along with diplomats, following Friday’s attack on the Israeli embassy.

Israeli workers of the Delta Galil textile factory left Egypt following the mob attack on the Israeli embassy building in Giza, although the foreign ministry did not instruct them to leave.

Delta and other Israeli companies employ dozens of Israeli workers in Cairo, mostly in managerial roles.

Mostafa Nayed, one of the founders of the workers’ movement which supports Egyptian workers' rights in these Israeli companies, confirmed that the majority of Israeli managers had been evacuated to Israel after Friday’s events.

“There are about 30 Israeli companies in Egypt working in the textile industry, and located in the investment zone in Port Said,” Nayed clarified.

It's unclear when the Israeli workers will return to Egypt. “I hope they never come back again; then we will have a great chance to nationalise,” Nayed told Aram Online.

“The Israeli factory, which employs tens of thousands of Egyptians, is carrying on with business as usual, due to its Egyptian workers,” Nayed said.

Delta also has a large factory in Irbid, Jordan. This is not the first time the Israelis working in the Egyptian and Jordanian factories have left in times of high political tension.





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Kevin
13-09-2011 03:44pm
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Israeli Factories...
What Mostafa Nayed doesn't understand is the Israeli's started the factory, which created the jobs. They can just as easily close the factory and move the 10,000 jobs somewhere else. Don't bite the hand that is feeding you. If you don't believe me, look at all of the US manufacturing jobs that relocated to Mexico due to union demands. They bit the hand that was feeding them.
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Sami
13-09-2011 01:03am
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Nationalisation will not encourage foreign investments
As we know from Nasser, Nationalisation will not encourage foreign investments
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the doctor
12-09-2011 05:52pm
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Chasing jobs away from Egypt
“I hope they never come back again; then we will have a great chance to nationalise,” Nayed told Aram Online. Can you imagine this is the guy who is supposed to look out for Egyptian workers? It's an Israeli factory located in Cairo; he's happy the company's managers were forced to flee. And he thinks the factory which employs tens of thousands of Egyptians will remain operating in Egypt? Why... because it's so difficult to find labor anywhere else? Governments are PAYING factories to open up in their countries and this moron is chasing them away. Is he out of his mind?
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