Tuesday, December 22, 2009

There are some jobs Jews don't like to do. For most such jobs in Israel, Arabs fill the gap between supply and demand and, if not, foreign workers can be allowed to fill the gap.

There is one kind of work, though, that Jews don't like to do for which Arabs and foreign workers can't be relied upon: police work. As a result the available supply of police officers is very limited and it is necessary to scrape the bottom of the barrel. The results are evident to anyone who has ever had anything to do with the police here. But today's expose in the Jerusalem Post is horrifying and revolting even by the low police standards to which we've grown accustomed.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm - and the justices at the HCJ think he would have been WORSE off at a privately run prison?

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Skeptic said...

The problem has nothing to do with Jewish reluctance. It has everything to do with the ridiculously low salaries policemen get in Israel. In other countries police work, for better or worse, is a sinecure. In the US people go to court to challenge the grounds on which they were turned down for the police force of fire department. Ever hear of that here?

9:16 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home