Sixth Negev Conference Takes Place in Sderot -1.
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KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler also participated, together with government ministers, Knesset members, mayors, regional council heads and businesspeople. The KKL-JNF pavilion at the conference displayed examples of the organization’s extensive activities for the development of the Negev with the help of KKL-JNF Friends throughout the world.
The main topics at this year’s Negev Conference – the sixth – which was held in Sderot, were the economic development of the Negev in the wake of the IDF bases’ relocation to the south, the establishment of factories and hi-tech companies in the region, and, most importantly, how to bring young people to the Negev. Minister for Negev and Galilee Development Silvan Shalom said in his speech at the conference: “We have done a great many things in the past five years, all with the ultimate aim of bringing 300 thousand people to the Negev
in the coming decade.”
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