Jerusalem Report

Negev bonanza

The biggest project the state has ever known gets underway with the planned transfer of IDF bases and personnel to the south.

IDF
Photo by: HADAS PARUSH/FLASH 90
The massive relocation of the Israel Defense Forces facilities to the south, long planned and promised, has now reached an impressive momentum.

At the same time, multinational companies are moving into the brand new Hi-Tech Park in Beersheba, promising to transform the former backwater capital of the Negev into a global cyber capital. Concurrently, the Trans-Israel Highway (Road 6) and rail networks are being extended at an unprecedented pace.



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