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Gafni, Tibi, working together to freeze the ‘Kamintz Law’

“Caving to pressure from the Arab MKs, Finance Committee Chairman MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) will hold a discussion Monday morning regarding freezing the “Kaminitz Law.” The Kaminitz Law is the term for the amendments to the Planning and Building Law in 2017, which was formulated following extensive administrative work by a staff headed by Deputy Attorney General (Civil), Adv. Erez ... Read More »

Only a Third of Israeli Camels Have ID Chips – and It Could Be Deadly

More than a year ago, the Israeli Agriculture Ministry required that camels be tagged with an electronic identification chip implant. However, only about one-third of camels have received such chips. The ministry is pointing the blame at the Bedouin who raise camels in the Negev, claiming that they are not cooperating with the new regulations that requires the tagging of their animals. Regavim ... Read More »

Camels Cause Deadly Car Accidents in Israel, Govt. Blamed for Inaction

“Once again, this is a senseless and unnecessary loss of life. The writing was on the wall – and written in blood on the roads,” says Amichai Yogev, Regavim’s Field Coordinator for the Southern Region. “We have lodged complaints against this particular herd more than once…Abu Alkiyan’s death is the responsibility of the Veterinary Services Division, the most recent in ... Read More »

Naomi Khan of Regavim Interviewed on Kan English News

Kan English News interviewed Director of Regavim’s International Division, Naomi Kahn, who explained why rescinding the Kaminitz Law would cause havoc in Israel’s Galilee and Negev. The Kaminitz Law, also known as Amendment 116 to Israel’s plumbing and building code, was passed in the Knesset in 2017. It has resulted in cutting illegal building and construction across all sectors of ... Read More »

Regavim Reveals: Israel pays millions to Bedouin in massive protection racket under guise of ‘school security’

In an investigation conducted by Regavim, it was revealed that the Israeli government pays millions of shekels to Bedouin under the guise of “school security” in a massive protection racket. The Bedouin municipalities of southern Israel have admitted that these millions of shekels are classified as “school security” expenditures, which simply vanish into thin air. Read about it HERE in ... Read More »

Precedent: Polygamist sentenced to prison

“The Beer Sheva District Court accepted an appeal by the State Prosecutor and sentenced Ayman Abu Skaeiyak, the first man convicted of polygamy since enforcement was reinstated nearly one year ago, to seven months in prison…The Regavim Movement, which has taken an active role in the fight against polygamy in Israel, applauded this morning’s District Court judgement.” Read more about it HERE ... Read More »

Bedouin sector’s ‘Deal of the Century’

“Regavim’s “Negev Challenge” report, published in 2017, included a regulation scheme that was based on disconnecting the resolution of ownership claims from the process of regulation. Regavim’s reaction to the Bedouin Authority’s new plan was mixed…” Read more HERE at Arutz 7. 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 »

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 »