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PolygaMeToo? Not anymore!

This post first appeared on our Facebook page Last week, the Beer Sheva Magistrates Court sentenced an Israeli Bedouin to seven months in prison, after he was found guilty of polygamy. The man, a resident of the Negev, was already married when he took an additional wife. Although polygamy has been illegal in Israel since 1951, this is only the second time that ... Read More »

Polygamy in the Bedouin sector: A ticking time-bomb that nearly exploded

Today (Monday), the Shin Bet security agency announced that it foiled a Hamas bombing attack at Bilu Junction in central Israel. Mahmud Makdad, an Israeli citizen from the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom in the Negev, was apprehended as he attempted to plant an explosive device in a bus stop at the bustling junction. Nine others, nearly all residents of ... Read More »