Jobs can increase the chances of peace in the region: Murad Tahboub, managing director of Asal Technologies in Ramallah.
Israeli high-tech companies are turning their backs on traditional outsourcing hubs India and China and finding new engineers to do their programming – Palestinians. Aside from reducing costs, many regard it as an investment in peace.
Israel is second only to California's Silicon Valley for high-tech innovation and arguably it's the best in the world for high-tech research and development. To be more competitive, Israelis like their American counterparts, are now outsourcing programming jobs to people in India and China.
Recently a new trend has started: Israeli companies and branches of multinational companies in Israel are outsourcing work to Palestinians. While the thought of outsourcing to Palestinians might not have seemed plausible at first due to security concerns, after trying the idea out, Israelis are finding it a superior solution for many reasons.
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