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Merage Foundation Israel Participates on Negev Panel

Mar 06 2020

On Wednesday, March 4th, The Jersualem Post covered a panel discussion focused on bringing more development into the Negev region of Israel. Among the panelists was Merage Foundation Israel Executive Director, Nicole Hod Stroh. Merage Foundation Israel, founded by David Merage, his wife Laura, and mother Katherine over 20 years ago, has focused on increasing the prosperity of Israel, particularly in the Negev. 

The panel consisted of government officials, philanthropists, and nonprofits organizations who discussed the Negev’s potential for technological, economic, and demographic growth. “The Negev has the formula of Western living in the desert,” Hod Stroh said. “Today, with the Beersheba Municipality, Ben-Gurion University, Soroka, Netafim and the Ministry of Environmental Protection, we are establishing an innovation community with the aim of linking the Negev’s assets and bringing more investors and startups to the area. The world needs solutions that only Israelis can produce.” Learn more about the panel discussion here