KKL-JNF’s project to develop Negev and Galilee into economic oasis

Everyone knows that the Galilee and the Negev should be Israel's economic growth engines in the coming years

Overhead view of Beersheba
Don’t label us a periphery

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.

Danny Atar, head of KKL, speaks at the Maariv 2019 Conference
KKL Head Daniel Atar: Gaps between periphery, center continue to deepen

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.

Shimon Peres Hospital planned to built in Beersheba
New hospital approved for Beersheba to enhance healthcare to periphery

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.

Third of Israelis in the periphery do not feel safe and consider moving

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.

Largest hospital in Israel to be built in Beersheba, if approved

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 help the disadvantaged find employment

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

MK Nir Barkat (L), Prof. Michael Porter (C) and Michal Shalem (R)
Expanding Israel's success story to the peripheries too

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.

Containers are seen in this general view of the port of the northern city of Haifa April 23, 2013.
Majority of record 2018 Israeli exports came from periphery

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.

THE IRON DOME air defense system fires interceptor missiles over Ashkelon on Sunday.
A memorable weekend

My eldest daughter is a tough cookie

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