Pri Hagalil's owners said they were forced to close the Hatzor Haglilit plant because the government never made good on a promise to give them a NIS 18 million grant.
Owners have said they will need to lay off employees if they don't receive a NIS 18 million grant they claim they were promised.
Bartaa, straddling the Green Line, has brought together Palestinians and Israelis in a de facto economic free zone, but with some unable to cash in, the village is still split.
Last Thursday evening, round tables were set up throughout Israel, where disparate groups of people met, shared complaints and ideas - and discussed how to seize the day and make real change.
The short answer is that no one knows; estimates place the figure at 5% to 10% of the workforce, or 150,000 to 300,000 people.
The old regional order was shaken to the foundation over the past year. Egypt and Syria were weakened by their internal rebellions, and Turkey is trying to take advantage of the new situation.
Even though she describes her performance in her first Intel management position - a team leader - as "the worst in the company," her bosses noticed her potential and nurtured it.
Insurance company will start by focusing operations on elementary, car and property insurance; partners will raise NIS 60-90 million in capital to establish the company.
Companies are putting a new twist on the tradition of employing worker's children during the summer holidays and paying them to work for non-profit organizations instead.
Basel Ghattas founded and runs the only financial publication that caters to the Israeli-Arab community. Business leaders are starting to take note.