"The peripheries around Israel are national destinations and therefore need advanced infrastructure and full cellular coverage."
The incubator's efforts to bring greater health care to the Galilee are important, as the region has been known to lack many of the health services available to Israelis living in the center.
The Village, which was established in 2014, “began as a family project or really, as kind of a wish or a dream,” according to its co-founder, Prof. Jonathan Dekel-Chen.
The corona crisis exposed the unhealthy state of Israeli society and further underscored the gaps between the country’s center and its periphery.
An advanced and suitable “intra-periphery” transportation infrastructure is a timely necessity.
Everyone knows that the Galilee and the Negev should be Israel's economic growth engines in the coming years
Daniel Atar noted that while the State of Israel is considered one of the leading countries in the field of technology, 93% of high-tech is based in Tel Aviv.
The decision marks the most concrete action taken on the matter since September 2014, when the government decided on a multi-year plan to develop the south and establish a new public hospital.
40% of Israelis living in the northern and southern periphery areas don't feel safe, a new survey published by the Knesset's Research and Information Center found.