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Response to the resignation of Former Minister Benny Begin.

  12th December 2013 Press Release Regavims' response to the resignation of Former Minister Benny Begin.   Former Minister Begin’s decision to resign, must be seized by the government as an opportunity to change the Begin plan and make it an improved and more just solution for all citizens of Israel, especially the Bedouins in the Negev.   We call ... Read More »

Bedouin settlement, are we missing the point?

 Jerusalem Post    Ari Briggs   10th Decenber,  2013 Recently a day of rage in Israel was initiated to protest the Begin Plan, the Governments’ proposal to accommodate Bedouin settlement in the Negev.   To understand why the position of the government and the position of some Bedouin seem so irreconcilable, all we have to do is stand in the ... Read More »

Bedouin Myth #1 – Indigenous?

  Around twenty-five years ago, a global discussion began surrounding the term “indigenous peoples” as it relates to ethnic minorities around the world.  International law however began to address the issue of indigenous peoples as far back as the 17th century, and by and large the matter was left to the discretion of the particular state. With the passing of ... Read More »

Arab members of Parliament call for 3rd. intifada

The Knesset approved on Monday evening 24th June the first reading of the bill that will legalize pirate Bedouin settlement in the Negev, but not before a heated debate during which the Arab MKs got up to the podium and tore up the bill. MK Afo Agbaria from the Hadash (communist party) called for a 3rd. intifada if the bill ... Read More »

UCI interviews Ari Briggs of Regavim

Regavim offers field trips all over the country to see first hand the damage done by the unequal application of the law and the silent conquest of Israel’s National lands. Judith Nussbaum from the UCI joined Regavim recently for a field trip to the Negev. What she saw with her own eyes shocked and disturbed her. however she was encouraged ... Read More »

Changing the rules of the drug-smuggling game

Jerusalem Post By Ben Hartman 30th May, 2013 The Egyptian border fence has made it more difficult for traffickers in Israel's south, at the same time making them potentially more violent. Early Monday morning on Highway 40 near the Ramon Crater, Beduin smugglers in a truck drive north, playing lookout for traffickers in a white pickup trailing behind, loaded with ... Read More »

Desert divisions

  Jerusalem Post By Ariel Ben Solomon, 16th May, 2013 A heated debate can be expected when Knesset reads draft law on the explosive issue of regulating Beduin settlement in the Negev.         In the beginning of May, the Ministerial Committee on Legislation reviewed a draft law known as the Prawer-Begin plan, for regulating Beduin settlement in ... Read More »

He came, he saw, he posted – now he’s branded a racist

By Ari Briggs – Jerusalem Post May 5th, 2013  Last Thursday TV personality Avri Gilad went on a trip to the Northern Negev with Regavim – an independent, professional research institute & policy planning think tank involved in protecting Israel’s National Lands. So disturbed by what he saw on that trip, he returned and immediately penned the following post on Facebook “I ... Read More »

Pesach Newsletter – Negev Update

The key sentence for our work in the Negev is “to bring the State back to the Negev”. We believe that sovereignty is not a theoretical matter and if it is not enforced – it doesn’t exist. Consequently, we believe that the key to changing the situation in the Negev and to solving the conflict with the Bedouin population lies ... Read More »

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