Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

Israel: Myths About the Asian Community

Israeli blogger Fily discusses myths about the Asian community in Israel.
“Why, I wonder, don’t the Asian students mingle with the locals? Why is it that the Israelis obsessed with Asia don’t make the effort to try to meet the Asian students?
You see, I know that some of my Asian friends in Israel – and their friends – feel somewhat lonely and isolated here and that they want to meet the locals. I also know that some Israelis would die for a good Asian friend or culture/language-exchange.”

2 comments

  • Omar

    If I recall, Israel signed an agreement with the likes of Thailand on migrant (seasonal labour), that forbid the Thais from having relations with Israelis.

    This deal was done through the Thai Department of Labour, or along those’s lines, I have to admit that it must be extremely difficult to police such an agreement, especially with those’s that have lived in the State for some years.

  • Lee Hong Dong

    Maybe language is another obstacle for us to mingle with the locals as sometimes ppl dun understand English or poor command of english so they prefer not to speak. On the other hand we dun speak Hebrew. This kind of situation needs some extra effort for us to mingle with the locals. Maybe to some clubhouse or association for sports and recreation as a common interest for the foreigners to mix well with the locals. Maybe You guys as locals can advice on the various avenues to mingle with the locals and hopefully we improve our Hebrew from there.

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »

Guidelines

  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site