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Foreign Cooks Go on Strike in Israel

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

It's said that an army moves on its stomach. Soon we'll find out if Israel is moved by its stomach. Israel plans to replace Asian cooks in Japanese, Chinese, and Thai restaurants; it's an effort to cut back on foreign workers. Now, the workers are staging selective strikes, refusing to serve popular food. The head of the Israel ethnic restaurant organization says, quote, "Today there is no eggroll and in two weeks' time there will be no sushi or noodles." Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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