Ari Briggs. . International Director Regavim.

A Jewish town or an Arab town?

In the continuing series on why terminology matters, screaming from the front page of The Jerusalem Post on January 16 was the following headline: “State pressures Bedouin to leave Negev village to make way for Jewish town.” This type of headline has only been seen previously in the likes of …

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Regavim: scathing video accusing the EU of Breaking International law.

Regavim has released scathing video accusing the EU of breaking International Law and is demanding  they stop the illegal European settlement activity on Israeli land. JERUSALEM (30/3/2016) Regavim, the Israeli legal watchdog has released a scathing new viral video accusing the European Union of double standards and demanding they stop …

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Regavim: Demolitions of illegal structures in the Judean Desert!!

Report from Regavim. Today there were demolitions of illegal structures in an IDF Firing Zone in the Judaean Desert!! Post Zionist organizations promoting illegal facts on the ground are, as usual spreading lies. We must not be silent! Please read to the end, like & Share – we need your …

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Archaeological Terror – ISIS methods destroying Jewish heritage.

Archaeological Terror – ISIS methods used to destroy our Jewish heritage in Israel. Almost 2,000 years ago, during the Bar Kochba rebellion, Jews lived in a complex of hidden caves in the area of Kiryat Arvia, which has been identified as an important logistical center during the rebellion. It is …

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Beware Ottoman land law!

Even assuming that the Ottoman Empire duly gave the land away, it is not relevant to the current controversy.  According to Arab claimants, the area of Susiya, which includes an ancient Jewish village that was built about 1,600 years ago, and perhaps as early as the late Second Temple period, …

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Facts ignored – The invention of the village of Susiya.

The fact is that the area occupied by the squatters has only served as grazing land.  On July 16 the daily press briefing of the US State Department astonished legal circles in Israel. In response to the second question, preceded only by an inquiry on the Iran agreement from which …

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Regavim Slams Human Rights Watch.

REGAVIM SLAMS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FOR DENIGRATING & DELEGITIMIZING THE ISRAELI LEGAL SYSTEM. Regavim a legal advocacy organization in Israel strongly condemns Human Rights Watch (HRW) for its attack on and blatant attempt to undermine the Israeli legal system. Regavim is responding to a report issued by HRW Middle East …

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The EU peddles diplomatic immunity.

The Jerusalem Municipality has demolished an illegally built structure just moments away from the Hebrew University campus. Not only was this structure built without any planning permission or permits, it was built by the European Union and was even adorned with a EU flag. Earlier this month, Regavim unveiled a …

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REGAVIM – News Update.

Wow, what an amazing few weeks. After months of research into European Union (EU) illegal activity in Jerusalem and the surrounding areas, we went public with a bang!  A simultaneous release of our explosive report on Israel TV Ch.2 News and the UK’s 2nd largest newspaper, the Daily Mail, initiated …

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Oh the Hypocrisy of the UN, the EU and the World!

Israel builds legally where She is permitted to build and the UN, the EU and indeed the World is up in arms about it.  The EU builds ILLEGALLY and there is not a peep out of anyone. ? Regavim has just released its latest report into the illegal EU building …

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Levy Report translated into English.

The Levy Commission established by PM Netanyahu in 2011 was tasked to examine the legal inconsistencies that have been in place with regards to Jewish building in Judea and Samaria for 47 years. The Commissions report was lauded as a breath of fresh air but was shelved by PM Netanyahu …

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EU involvement in Illegal Building in Area C

EU involvement in Illegal Building in Area C – Position Paper Over many years, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has benefitted from the virtually unqualified support of the European Union. Unqualified in its automatic siding with the PA and against Israel on diplomatic issues, and unqualified in its financial support and …

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Gvaot declaration.State Land in the Etzion bloc .

  The facts on the Gvaot declaration case. Following the decision of the Civil Administration to declare the end of the survey process for the area called Gvaot, Regavim has prepared the following fact sheet for your information:   1) The area of the land is 1.46mi2 (990 acres, 380 …

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Bedouin claims funded by NIF funded NGOs fails.

A 32-year-old from an illegal Bedouin outpost near Dimona was killed and four others wounded, including his daughter. NGOs funded by the misguided New Israel Fund are cynically exploiting these casualties to open a new legal front against Israel even as the country is burying its dead and protecting its …

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Takeover of Mosul by radical Islamists.

  People should have no doubt that the takeover of Mosul by radical Islamists is an example of what would happen to Tulkarem and Kalkilya should any illogical and irrational withdrawal by Israel from Juda Note the US made Humvees burning, just in case anyone wanted to say anything about …

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The truth about the Bedouin in the Negev .

We are told that the Bedouins live in a mere 45 historical villages and are forced to build illegally because their communities are not recognized by the state. One could argue that if the conflict with the Palestinians was miraculously solved, the next conflict simmering under the surface would be …

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Why the Bedouin’s Claims to the Negev Are Outrageous.

Written by Akiva Bigman – Deputy Editor of the Mida news site. A careful examination of the assumptions behind the current protest movement leave little doubt as to its real goals: To undo Israeli sovereignty in the entire southern half of the country. In late 2013, large and sometimes violent …

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Press Release Regavim’s response to the resignation of Former Minister Bennie Begin.

12th December 2013 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 upon the elected officials …

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Bedouin settlement, are we missing the point?

This Op-ed, was published in the Jerusalem Post on 9/12/2013. Ari is the International Relations Director of Regavim. Recently a day of rage in Israel was initiated to protest the Begin Plan, the Governments’ proposal to accommodate Bedouin settlement in the Negev. DEMONSTRATORS AGAINST Prawer-Begin plan outside Knesset, May 28, …

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Palestinian Authority Builds Illegally in E1

  After the US strongly protests Israeli building, the Arabs take it as a sign to up the ante and build, in the area known as E1 next to Jerusalem, 10 new outposts. Regavim exposed this hypocrisy on the front page of Friday’s Ma’ariv, Makor Rishon and Arutz 7. Let’s …

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