New Negev and Galilee Minister Shalom wants Kiryat Shmona-Eilat train

April 1, 2009 18:35


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

New Negev and Galilee Development Minister Silvan Shalom said on Wednesday that he would work to ensure that train tracks would be laid to connect Israel's southernmost point in Eilat to the northern city of Kiryat Shmona. Speaking at a ceremony in which he took over the reins of the ministry from Kadima's Ya'acov Edri, Shalom said it was special for him to hold the ministry, because he was raised in Beersheba. Shalom only joined the cabinet at the last minute due to a dispute with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. While Shalom fought for a more prestigious ministry, he said he was happy with what he ended up with. "Any ministry can be used to make important changes," Shalom said at the event.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town