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Government Bedouin land plan deemed impossible

  Scheme to recognize tribal ownership of large Negev tracts includes sites that are home to army bases and security facilities Times of Israel  – February 7, 2013 By STUART WINER   A recently approved plan to transfer ownership of large tracts of land in the Negev to Bedouin ownership includes areas that are being used for army bases, national infrastructure installations and ... Read More »

Fundamentally Freund: A farewell to the Negev?

  By MICHAEL FREUND 30/01/2013  Under no circumstances should tens of thousands of dunams of publicly-owned land be turned over to private individuals simply because they assert it is theirs without proof to substantiate their claims. Regavim, an independent research institute which has been among the few to raise the alarm over the future of the Negev, appealed to the ... Read More »

Bedouin gangs in the Negev – True Faces with Amnon Levy Ch 10

Amnon Levy on his “True Faces” TV show with the help of Regavim exposes the Bedouin gangs in the Negev. He does show some so-called “mistreated” Bedouins who seem so desperate that they have to turn to crime. However he doesn’t show the extremely wealthy Bedouin living off their life of crime. In any case, there should be no excuse ... Read More »

Suspicion: Bedouin Helped Hamas Pinpoint Negev Targets – INN – 27th Nov. 2012

  Video shows Bedouin thieves in ATVs driving freely among IDF tanks in Negev military zones.   By Gil Ronen Elements within the defense establishment suspect that Bedouin from the Negev relayed information to Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense,according to Maariv. It is believed that the Bedouin roamed about in forbidden military zones and gave ... Read More »

November Newsletter – Negev – Bir Hadaj residents burn barn @ Kibbutz Revivim

Bir Hadaj residents angered by Israeli law enforcement efforts to stop their illegal building go on a rampage and burn down the neighbouring kibbutz barn. Estimated damage $500,000. Monday morning, 12th November 2012, Israel Land Authority inspectors, covered by a large force of police tried to enter Bir Hadaj to give out demolition orders on illegal building. It seems at ... Read More »

FORUM, ON-SITE VISIT TACKLE SHARP EROSION OF CONTROL IN THE SOUTH

FORUM, ON-SITE VISIT TACKLE SHARP EROSION OF CONTROL IN THE SOUTH (Jerusalem, Israel) – The non-profit research institute Regavim conducted two events over the Sukkot week focusing on the sharp rise of squatting and illegal settling of vast tracts of land in the country’s Negev region. An emergency public forum, under the title of “Which Way for the Negev?,” was ... Read More »

Interview on IBA English News re Negev

Ari Briggs — International Relations Director of Regavim interviewed by IBA English News on situation in the Negev after the Regavim Public Forum held during Sukkot 2012 in Jerusalem as part of Regavim’s Emergency Campaign to Save the Negev.     Read More »

Presentation about Regavim

Ari Briggs — International Relations Director of Regavim introduces the work Regavim does at the Regavim Public Forum held during Sukkot 2012 in Jerusalem as part of Regavim’s Emergency Campaign to Save the Negev.     Read More »

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