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        12/27/2011, Tevet 1, 5772

      MK Braverman: Nevatim Airport an Infusion for the Negev

      Member of Knesset Avishai Braverman (Labor) welcomed, Tuesday, Monday's decision by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz to accept a committee recommendation to build an additional international airport in Nevatim, southeast of Be'er Sheva, where the Israel Air Force has a base.

      The former head of Be'er Sheva's Ben Gurion University said, "An international airport in Nevatime will give a tremendous boost to the metropolis of the Negev. In contrast, the idea of ​​setting up the airport precisely at Megiddo in the north will severely harm the environment and residents of the region."