Israel's earliest pioneers envisioned the creation of a strong, dynamic nation united by a common spirit. A central part of this vision was the dream of populating Israel's Negev & Galilee regions. This is why David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, made his home in Sde Boker in the Negev. "It is in the Negev," he once said, "that the creativity and pioneer vigor of Israel will be tested."
Six decades later, this Zionist dream remains mostly unfulfilled. Although the Negev & Galilee account for roughly 70% of Israel's land mass, they are home to less than 30% of the Israeli population. These regions offer tremendous potential for innovation and growth, as well as an opportunity to unite young, motivated Israelis behind one common goal: securing the future of Israel and the integrity of its borders.