Tag Archives: Bedouin

I am my brother’s keeper.

My grandmother was alone in the house. Not really alone, her two small babies were there and the accountant that would be useless in a fight was there too. Her husband (first husband, not my grandfather) Haim Natanzon was away guarding the territory they had been assigned to protect. She …

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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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Arlene in Israel: A Huge Problem Confronts Us

It was eerie how precisely I called it.  Yesterday, in describing the terror situation, I said: “I might write about the most recent attack and then, within hours, there might be another one.”  As it turned out, it wasn’t even hours.  I had just sent out my posting when word …

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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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Arlene from Israel – Illegal EU Assistance to Bedouins in Area C.

 Some months ago, I shared with my readers news about a scrupulously researched report, done by Regavim, on the issue of EU facilitation of building of illegal Bedouin settlements in Area C of Judea and Samaria. (Area C is the region of Judea and Samaria designated by the Oslo Accords …

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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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Egypt to Attack Gaza?

An item published today by JNS.org claims the Egyptian media reported on Sunday that the army has been given a green light to strike Gaza. The report says the Egyptian government’s legal adviser sanctioned the legitimacy of an attack in Gaza following a Supreme Court decision on Saturday to label …

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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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Arlene from Israel – Back to Work.

As usual there’s a great deal to read here from Arlene and some important information too regarding Hamas, so please click on links to read further. The Chanukah week, which is now closing, was a blessing.  Now, invigorated, I see that it is time to return to the serious and …

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ACRI: a NIF grantee.

Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) is one in a string of Israeli NGO with a bad track record when it comes to its condemnation of Israel. Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) Hebrew: האגודה לזכויות האזרח בישראל; Arabic:جمعية حقوق المواطن في اسرائيل ACRI Claims to be “committed …

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Into the Fray: The Arabs’ war against the Jews and what must be done

As long as Israel acknowledges that the Palestinian Arabs’ national claims to statehood in Judea-Samaria are authentic and legitimate, Israel can never be secure externally, or internally. The Arabs… will not flinch from the war of liberation… This is a fight for the homeland – it is either us or …

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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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Arlene in Israel – Obama on His Face

Before we get to Obama, who makes me (as most of you) terribly tired, I would like to address other topics.I have been wanting for some time to write about the issue of Bedouin settlement in the Negev, which has sparked enormous controversy and been used as a weapon against …

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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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Two Bedouin Sheikhs and the Begin Plan – video

Two Bedouin sheikhs reveal their support for the Begin Plan, Israel’s strategy to improve the welfare of the Negev Bedouin and resolve land issues in southern Israel. While Sheikh Awde A-Zanoon and Sheikh I’d Abu Rashed do not hesitate to criticize former Israeli policies toward the Bedouin, they also express …

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Has Israel lost the Negev?

Among the Bedouin community, Israeli laws barring polygamy amount to no more than rumors, and no one has ever even heard of the building code • The Bedouin have all but taken over the Negev and turned it into a neighboring country. Emily Amrousi                    Lavish villas alongside traditional tents: …

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: MK Regev Removes Arab MKs Over Bedouin Land Dispute.

 MK Miri Regev (Likud-Beytenu) on Wednesday ejected several Arab MKs from a discussion of the Knesset Interior Committee, which she chairs. The Arab MKs were ejected after they attempted to shout down representatives of groups who disagree with them on a new law to authorize Bedouin settlements in the Negev. …

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Bedouin Myth #1 – Indigenous?

  Regavim (The National Land Protection Trust) is an independent professional research institute & policy planning think tank, incorporated as a private non-profit company in Israel. The mission of the institute is to ensure responsible, legal & accountable use of Israel’s national lands and the return of the rule of …

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Regavim’s Rescue of Israeli Land – Interview with Ari Briggs

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