Netanyahu: Go to the Negev

"We've turned the Negev and Beersheva into the Eastern Hemisphere's cyber capital."

"We have turned the Negev and Beersheva into the cyber capital of the Eastern Hemisphere," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech to the Sixth Negev Conference in Sderot. "We are in the midst of a revolution that is turning the Negev into a thriving center, not a periphery or branch, into a bustling center of Israel."

"I tell young men and women, 'Go to the Negev,' because the Negev is rising," said Netanyahu in listing the government's steps to develop the region. "We have invested more than NIS 10 billion in transportation infrastructures," adding that jobs are coming to Beersheva as it becomes a global cyber center and the IDF Training Base City is built.

Netanyahu also said, "In the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense, quiet - of a kind unknown in a decade - has prevailed here. There will be no trickle of rockets. My policy is clear: any firing of rockets will be met with an immediate and sharp response."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on March 18, 2014

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