Everyone knows that the Galilee and the Negev should be Israel's economic growth engines in the coming years
The time has come for a genuine national plan that will offer those living in “the periphery” something more than just shortening the time they are stuck in traffic.
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.
The expansion of the area which the city can develop would allow the construction of a new hospital and a new industrial zone for pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
New programs will be offered to help train and give jobs to those who have not had the luck or resources to do so on their own
Despite stretching just 424 kilometers from north to south, Israel is home to a clear geographic and economic periphery, falling behind in economic growth and prosperity.
Approximately 52% of Israel's goods were manufactured by companies headquartered in peripheral communities – 31% from Haifa and the North and 21% from the South.
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