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BEDOUIN MYTH #3 – Are there only 45 unrecognised villages?

Another myth speaks of the existence of only 45 villages where tens of thousands of people live. Their present tactic is to claim that the Negev is a huge territory and “all we are talking about is the recognition of only 45 villages,” as stated in a position paper circulated by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) , ... Read More »

Bedouin Myth #2 – Are the Bedouin Villages Historical?

In the past few years, the Bedouin of the Negev and extreme left Non-Government organizations (NGO’s) have repeatedly claimed that most of the Bedouin villages are “historical” and that Bedouin have inhabited these villages since before the creation of the State of Israel. Take, for example, the Joint Position Paper: Bill on Arrangement of Bedouin Settlement in the Negev, of ... Read More »

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 »

Regavim Interview on Israel Now News

During Summer 2013 with the Negev plan being hotly debated in Israel and over 50 NGO’s doing everything they can to ensure world public opinion is against Israel, Israel Now News interviewed Ari Briggs from Regavim on their “Ask the Source” segment about Regavim’s goals and work in the field and Knesset and how Regavim intends to counter those NGO’s ... 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 »

The Gradual Annexation of Area ‘C’ Territories by the Palestinian Authority

  Sivan 5773 May 2013 Synopsis As part of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s plan to unilaterally establish a de facto Palestinian state, the Palestinian Austhority (PA) is operating towards the establishment of various national infrastructures – civilian and security control structures, establishment of physical and economic infrastructures, and reforms in the central and local governments. The PA’s blatant efforts to establish ... 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 »