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Reported Bedouin land grab exposed

Reported Bedouin land grab exposed October 23, 2012 – Atara Beck – Israel Correspondent, Jewish Tribune http://www.jewishtribune.ca/news/2012/10/23/reported-bedouin-land-grab-exposed At a recent event at the Menachem Begin Heritage Centre hosted by Regavim, an NGO that launched an “emergency campaign to save the Negev” from alleged Bedouin land theft, Professor Raphael Israeli of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said that he blames subsequent ... Read More »

UK family claims ownership of Negev village

  UK family claims ownership of Negev village By Ilene Prusher Jerusalem Post  28th September, 2012   Regavim group seeks to force state to stop building on land near Beersheba and relocate 7,000 residents of Beduin village.   Mark Ismailoff, who moved to Israel from the UK in 1979, lives in Jerusalem. But his sights are on the Negev, where ... Read More »

Stop the silent surrender of the Negev

  When Israel realized that it could no longer ignore the massive spread of illegal Bedouin settlement in the Negev, it developed generous programs to regularize the situation. In 2007, it established the Goldberg Commission, headed by retired Supreme Court Justice Eliezer Goldberg. Following the publication of its recommendations, the Chairman of the Policy Planning Division of the Prime Minister’s ... Read More »

Tower & Stockade Settlements – Version 2.0

Jerusalem Post 6th September, 2012 In the middle of the Arab uprising of 1936, the Jewish settlement of Kfar Hittim in the Gallil was established, on 2000 dunam of land which the Jewish National Fund had purchased in 1905. David Ben Gurion, who was then the head of the Jewish Yishuv, gave his tacit approval, as long as it could ... Read More »

Abu Basmah

  Following a petition submitted by Regavim, the District Court of Be’er Sheva ordered the demolition of tens of Bedouin houses that were built within the municipal boundary of Abu Basmah in the Negev   The order was issues following after Regavim requested the court to instruct the state to demolish tens of structures built in the area without authorization ... Read More »