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In photos: Yokneam, Israel, a city on the rise

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Effi Innes ,with his daughter Gali ,5, at home in Yokneam northern Israel January 18,2013. Effi is trying to persuad his wife to leave and move to Canada where they would not have to worry as much about at the security issues such as a conflict with Iran, or Palestinians , the problems with Lebanon and Syria or the economical problems they are facing in Israel .(Photo by Heidi Levine for the Globe and Mail)

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Karnit Innes, 38, with her son Omri, 9, at home in Yokneam northern Israel January 18, 2013. She just lost her job in September and says the job market in Israel is tough for a mother of three children.

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The remains of an Ottoman builiding on the outskirts of the Israeli city of Yokneam in northern Israel January 18, 2013.

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Young Israeli woman Shira Haziza, right, and her father, Meir, nearby the new apartment they are waiting to be finished in the Israeli northern city of Yokneam, January 18, 2013. The family lives in another area of the city but bought a larger apartment with a better view of the city. Shira, a high school student in her final year, says that she believes the high-tech industry is the best option for her to go into after her military service and studies.

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Israeli women from a nearby kibbutz with their bikes in a new neighbourhood of the city of Yokneam, which is named after the green roofs that cover the homes, January 18,2013. The women say that the nature in the area is disappearing with the increase of construction for housing.

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One of the two high-tech parks in the northern Israeli city of Yokneam, which is providing employment opportunities and attracting young Israeli couples.

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