Israel 2040, a national program led by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund, was established to address the ever-widening gaps between central Israeli cities and peripheral towns (particularly in the Negev desert region and the Galilee) and to strengthen Israel’s outlying areas. Israel 2040 is being carried in collaboration with friends and partners around the world, the Israeli government, the IDF, Israeli academia and the local and international business sectors, among others.
Israel 2040 aims to bring about true change in Israeli society - through expanding the borders of “Startup Nation” to the Galilee and Negev; strengthening Israel’s peripheral regions technologically, demographically and economically; and encouraging 1.5 million Israelis to settle in the Negev and the Galilee.
Israel 2040 is the 21st century version of KKL-JNF’s initial mandate to redeem and develop the land. In fact, the organization’s new challenge is to forge a connection throughout the country between the land, society and technology.
KKL-JNF knows that it is possible to influence reality, generate social and economic change on a national scale, and to significantly advance hi-tech in Israel’s southern and northern regions.
Visit the Israel 2040 website » (Hebrew only, English version coming soon)