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Is Israel losing the Negev?

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Bedouin lives could be improved if anti-Israel radicals ignored

Below is an important article in the weekend The Jerusalem Post / JPost.com by David M. Weinberg on how Arab MK’s, anti-Israel activists, EU officials and others are stirring up the Bedouin in the Negev. These entities are discouraging the Bedouin from taking any deals from the government, no matter how generous, on re-settling those living in illegal communities into ... 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 »

The Wild South – The Stealth Encroachment of the Judean Desert

Read Regavim’s new policy paper exposing how the Palestinians are illegally building what amounts to a “city” on the outskirts of the Judean Desert with the goal of connecting area “C” to the Negev, in their quest to create a de facto Palestinian State on the ground in lieu of negotiations with Israel.   [gview file=”https://www.regavim.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-Wild-South-The-Stealth-Encroachment-of-the-Judean-Desert.pdf”] Read More »

Who will save the lifeguard? – When law enforcers don’t do what they need to do until we “remind” them

Last May, our area scouts noticed activity at an illegal garage in an area of eight plots of land designated for residential area in the Darijat village. At the same time, we approached the chairman of the Design and Construction Committee, Abu Basma, and we warned the committee about the garage operations. Beyond the problem of illegality in operating the ... Read More »

Camels Are Costing Lives in Southern Israel

Amichai Yogev from the Regavim Organization, that is tracking the phenomenon of stray camels in the Negev, arrived yesterday at the scene of the fatal accident in which a woman was killed by a camel. “How much blood must be shed in order to begin to enforce the law?” The camels wandering on the roads in the Negev took another ... Read More »

Supreme Court Rejects all claims of Bedouin ownership to Al Arakib

The Justices of the Supreme Court have rejected all of the claims of the Bedouin to ownership of the lands of Al Arakib in the Negev. A significant judicial loss for the extreme leftist NGOs in the battle of the Bedouin for Negev lands. The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of the residents of the Bedouin village of Al ... Read More »

The facts about Umm-Hiran

The Abu Al Qian family (approx. 50 people at the time) lived in the area of Bet Kama in the Negev. Based on a 1957 official Government letter, the Abu Al Qian agreed to be moved to another location because they were involved in weapons smuggling and security incidents. The larger tribe in the area of Bet Kama, Al Huzayyal, ... Read More »