Three small Negev cities face severe unemployment. The towns of Arad, Dimona, and Yeruham are essentially factory towns, dependent on the major industrial chemical companies for most of the employment.
Due to weakening profit margins, these companies (and other companies in the textile and ceramic industries) have been laying off workers and closing factories and plants, a situation that has been going on for years in Israel’s southern region. Whole cities are becoming economically impoverished by these actions.
We have seen many times … Continue reading