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MK Aida Touma-Suleiman cancels Knesset Committee hearing on polygamy

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MK Aida Touma-Suleiman (United Arab List), Chair of the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, canceled today’s scheduled hearing on polygamy in the Bedouin sector: “At this very moment, land is being stolen in the Negev.” Three MKs who initiated the hearing requested a short delay: MK Amichai Chikli was participating […]

Polygamy in the Bedouin sector: A ticking time-bomb that nearly exploded

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Today (September 7), the Shin Bet security agency announced that it foiled a Hamas bombing attack at Bilu Junction in central Israel. Mahmud Makdad, an Israeli citizen from the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom in the Negev, was apprehended as he attempted to plant an explosive device in a bus stop at the bustling junction. […]

Preview: “The Vanishing Negev” report

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Our most recent report, currently being translated into English, is an in-depth, up-to-date study of land use policy in the Negev, offering a comprehensive survey of the history and land ownership claims of the Negev Bedouin community, settlement and regulation efforts and the current realities created by illegal construction and more. This report offers multi-disciplinary […]

Watch: Arutz Sheva joins Regavim to explore the loss of governance in the Negev

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This article first appeared on Arutz Sheva Israel National News – Arutz Sheva travelled to Southern Israel with Regavim to witness up close what many call “loss of governance in the Negev,” and to find out whether construction of the three communities the government is planning for the Bedouins will solve the problem or make it […]

In unprecedented court ruling, polygamist sentenced to seven months in prison

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Last week, the Beer Sheva Magistrates Court sentenced an Israeli Bedouin to seven months in prison, after he was found guilty of polygamy. The man, a resident of the Negev, was already married when he took an additional wife. Although polygamy has been illegal in Israel since 1951, this is only the second time that a polygamist was sentenced to […]

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Report on polygamy in Israel || March 2018

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