Israel’s President Shimon Peres on Tuesday officially opened the Industrial High-Tech Park in Nazareth with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The new park in the Galilee will be a source of employment and economic integration for local residents from all the sectors, Jews, Arabs, Druze and others.
It is expected to create around 1000 jobs in the coming decade and is expected to include nearly 30 companies.
In his speech, President Peres declared: “I would like to thank Stef Wertheimer (the Israeli businessman who initiated the new park) on behalf of the State of Israel for this unique project. This is a step towards peace and coexistence between all sectors. There will not be coexistence between Jews and Arabs without real equality including all the quality of life of every sector. »
« We will continue to promote equality and be rewarded with a revolutionary change. I do not accept equality only in headlines, I only accept true equality. The significance of this industrial park is quality employment and equality of opportunity for everyone – the park proves that it is not a dream but a reality. This is the best statement for coexistence between Jews and Arabs, it is truly significant, not just empty words.”
Stef Wertheimer described the industrial park as « a model and a real investment in the local economy and Jewish-Arab coexistence. »
« It will create jobs in this area and will help keep the young people of the area, from all sectors of society, here and aid the development of Israel’s periphery. We will offer on-going professional education and promote coexistence and equal opportunities for everyone.”