How Long Will It Take to Earthquake-proof Israel's Smaller Cities?

Cities like Be’er Sheva, Eilat, Dimona, Kiryat Shmona, haven't seen as much progress as Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, and Haifa.

Almost all projects for reinforcing residential buildings against earthquakes have been located in a short list of cities led by Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Haifa and Ra’anana, according to a new report released by the Interior Ministry. Outlying cities have been shunned since the program launched in May 2005.