Tsfat’s Artist’s Colony: Including the Old Muslim Quarter in the UNESCO Project

The Tsfat General Art Gallery, located in the Artist's Colony, was once a central mosque in Tsfat's Muslim Quarter, and is one example among many of the historic architecture of the Old City.  The Jewish Quarter and the Artist's Colony as a single World Heritage Site can both meet Reut's goals of inclusivity and economic … Continue reading Tsfat’s Artist’s Colony: Including the Old Muslim Quarter in the UNESCO Project

Leapfrogging Tsfat: Attaining World Heritage Site Status for the Town

Reut's pilot in Tsfat is guided by the ISRAEL 15 Vision, with the goal of increasing overall quality of life.  To this end, the team developed, in collaboration with the municipality, a vision titled Vision for Tsfat in 2021 .  Tsfat as a UNESCO World Heritage Site will benefit from a large, all-inclusive economic boost, … Continue reading Leapfrogging Tsfat: Attaining World Heritage Site Status for the Town

Misperception hinder investment in southern Israel

According to a study by Dr. Mosi Rosenboim, Dr. Tal Shavit and Dr. Miki Malul, misperception about the capabilities of different regions in Israel, leads investors to favor the central region over regions in the south. The study, that was conducted at the Ben-Gurion University, found that there is a misperception about the quality of … Continue reading Misperception hinder investment in southern Israel

Applying Nanotechnology to Regional Development

Last week the team met with Dr. Miri Yemini, Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC) at the Shamoon College of Engineering, and lecturer at the Ben-Gurion University. Through her work at the EIC, Dr. Yemini advances technological entrepreneurship in Israel’s peripheral regions. Yemini believes that such innovation provides an invaluable opportunity for populations … Continue reading Applying Nanotechnology to Regional Development

Will Negev Unemployment Really Increase Without the Ofer Brothers?

A recent article in Haaretz reported that Israel Chemicals, an Israeli company based in the Negev, is seeking to protect the benefits it receives from state grants. While several government ministries have called to cancel these grants, Israel Chemicals argues that doing so would force it to dismiss a large part of its workforce in … Continue reading Will Negev Unemployment Really Increase Without the Ofer Brothers?