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New Regavim-Bedouin Cooperative Initiative

Regavim enables residents of Arab and Bedouin communities, who are victims of rampant violation of firearms regulations but are afraid to lodge formal complaints with the Israel Police,  to file complaints discreetly and receive legal counsel: Complaints may be submitted through Regavim’s new Hebrew-Arabic “Hot-Shot Hotline” Facebook page, called “Stop the Shooting.” The problem of illegal guns in the Arab ... Read More »

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Measure for Measure 2018

Full Report

It’s a Fact: Israel’s Supreme Court Discriminates Against Right-Wing Petitions More than 100 petitions were filed in Israel’s Supreme Court against illegal construction in Judea and Samaria – by organizations on both sides of the political spectrum. Regavim analyzed the procedural aspects of all the petitions filed in the past 13 years; the findings paint a dire portrait of deep-seated, ... Read More »

Restoring Balance to Israeli Democracy

Regavim recently assembled a coalition of Zionist organizations to press for the passage of the Override Clause, a crucial piece of legislation that will restore the power to create and enforce national policy to the hands of our democratically-elected representatives. Below is an op-ed outlining Regavim’s position on the Override Clause , which appeared in our new Times of Israel ... Read More »

Regavim in the English-Language Media

In a recent edition of the NSN Radio Network’s Israel Show with Meir Weingarten, the topic of the day was the current situation in the Negev. The show’s host, a long-time follower of Regavim’s activities, had some important words for his listeners about Regavim. Catch the entire show here, or tune in to the segment about Regavim beginning at 14 ... Read More »

The Ram Pond: Vanishing Beauty

  The Ram Pond in the Golan Heights is a natural gem. This natural sweet-water lake was formed at the foot of Mount Hermon in one of Israel’s rare volcano craters. On the banks of the lake, palatial villas and guesthouses are being built illegally, and no one has done a thing about it. The ongoing saga of the Ram ... Read More »

Regavim responds to Chief Justice Naor:

What does Political Bias Smell Like?     Chief Justice Miriam Naor’s response to the motion filed by Regavim is another example of Israel’s Judicial Branch overstepping its boundaries: The only body empowered with the authority to decide whether or not a ceremony is an official state event is the Government of Israel, the Executive Branch. Chief Justice Naor’s response ... Read More »

Plan for regulating Bedouin settlement in the Negev

                                        Since the founding of Regavim over a decade ago, one of the major issues we have been working on is finding a solution for the colossal problem of illegal construction by the Bedouin community in the Negev desert. There are ... Read More »

The truth about Umm Al-Hiran and Hiran

Please read this important Jerusalem Post column by Regavim Senior Adviser Ari Briggs debunking the media’s myth that #Israel is demolishing the Bedouin “village” of Umm Al-Hiran to replace it with a “Jewish” town called Hiran. The fact is that Hiran is open to Jews, Christians, Muslims, Bedouins or anyone else who wants to buy there. For those Bedouin who ... Read More »

Regavim – protecting the environment – against PA water pollution

Regavim isn’t just about reporting illegal building. We are extremely pro-active in protecting Israel’s environment for future generations. The video below (made for a conference Regavim  on Thursday Jan. 12, 2017 at Tel Aviv University) highlights natural streams throughout Judea and Samaria, and elsewhere, which have been severely polluted by those living under the Palestinian Authority. The pictures of sewage, ... Read More »

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