Joint Employment Zones for the Israeli Arab Sector

In the 1990s, Israel started developing joint Jewish-Arab industrial zones, mostly in the periphery of the country (North & Negev). Most of these industrial zones were built on lands of Jewish towns, even though the majority of those working in them were Arab-Israeli.

This research surveys existing Jewish-Arab industrial zones, and recommends the creation of a new industrial zone in the Jezreel Valley, which would improve on some of the failures of existing ones.

Mahmood Khatib
A two-year fellow (2005-2007), Khatib interned at Knesset with MK Ehud Rassabi of the Finance Committee and with Knesset member Michael Eitan. His research focused on small businesses in the Arab sector and joint employment zones for the Israeli-Arab sector....
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