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Only a Third of Israeli Camels Have ID Chips – and It Could Be Deadly

More than a year ago, the Israeli Agriculture Ministry required that camels be tagged with an electronic identification chip implant. However, only about one-third of camels have received such chips. The ministry is pointing the blame at the Bedouin who raise camels in the Negev, claiming that they are not cooperating with the new regulations that requires the tagging of their animals. Regavim ... Read More »

Naomi Khan of Regavim Interviewed on Kan English News

Kan English News interviewed Director of Regavim’s International Division, Naomi Kahn, who explained why rescinding the Kaminitz Law would cause havoc in Israel’s Galilee and Negev. The Kaminitz Law, also known as Amendment 116 to Israel’s plumbing and building code, was passed in the Knesset in 2017. It has resulted in cutting illegal building and construction across all sectors of ... Read More »

Regavim Reveals: Israel pays millions to Bedouin in massive protection racket under guise of ‘school security’

In an investigation conducted by Regavim, it was revealed that the Israeli government pays millions of shekels to Bedouin under the guise of “school security” in a massive protection racket. The Bedouin municipalities of southern Israel have admitted that these millions of shekels are classified as “school security” expenditures, which simply vanish into thin air. Read about it HERE in ... Read More »

Precedent: Polygamist sentenced to prison

“The Beer Sheva District Court accepted an appeal by the State Prosecutor and sentenced Ayman Abu Skaeiyak, the first man convicted of polygamy since enforcement was reinstated nearly one year ago, to seven months in prison…The Regavim Movement, which has taken an active role in the fight against polygamy in Israel, applauded this morning’s District Court judgement.” Read more about it HERE ... Read More »

New Regavim-Bedouin Cooperative Initiative

Regavim enables residents of Arab and Bedouin communities, who are victims of rampant violation of firearms regulations but are afraid to lodge formal complaints with the Israel Police,  to file complaints discreetly and receive legal counsel: Complaints may be submitted through Regavim’s new Hebrew-Arabic “Hot-Shot Hotline” Facebook page, called “Stop the Shooting.” The problem of illegal guns in the Arab ... Read More »

Bir Hadaj: Crime Capital of the Negev

Today (Wednesday), the Israel Police and General Security Service (Shabak) announced the capture and arrest of a crime and terror cell from the Bedouin town Bir Hadaj in the Negev. All five suspects have been charged with damaging the IDF’s security installations on the Israel-Egypt border in order to facilitate their drug-smuggling operation. ****** Regavim would like to remind the ... Read More »

High Court to Bedouin Municipalities: Collect Taxes or your Budgets Will Be Docked

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As a result of a lawsuit filed by Regavim against Bedouin municipalities that have never collected local residential or commercial taxes (arnona), the High Court of Justice issued a stern warning: “If taxes are not collected by August, a commensurate sum will be deducted from the budget paid by the State to these municipalities.” The High Court of Justice has ... Read More »

No More Burying Our Heads in the Sand

The Camel Law Passes its First Reading in the Knesset Regavim publicized and petitioned, wrote letters and legislation, kept the issue alive in the media and the Knesset, and at long last, our efforts paid off: The Camel Law passed the first legislative hurdle towards enactment. Although there’s still a long way to go before the final ratification of the ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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