Due Diligence Don't Bury the Textile Industry

Kitan's closing its Dimona plant isn't the last breath of a dying sector.

Kitan closing its textile plant in Dimona and sacking its 40 remaining employees will have few economic consequences, apart from increasing unemployment in a town that already has at least its fair share of economic woes. That the closure got so much media attention is the supposed symbolism of the event - the extinguishing of the last dying ember of a once vibrant textile industry.