'We will invest in the Galilee as we invested in the Negev'

PM says social-economic gaps in Israel narrowing, Israeli government will work for benefit of all citizens 'without exception.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2018, 5:35 PM

Anger in south over ceasefire

Leaders of communities beset by Hamas rockets slam government for ceasefire instead of putting a final end to Hamas terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2018, 12:32 PM

Woman killed as car overturns

2 critically injured, 2 lightly to moderately hurt after vehicle overturns on Negev highway in deadly accident.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2018, 9:08 AM

Quiet night for the south

Negev communities begin to return to normal life as reported cease-fire holds through the night after south endures hundreds of rockets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2018, 8:09 AM

'They will not take our air'

Organizers of Negev hot air balloon festival which was cancelled due to Hamas rockets vow to fly their balloons in show of strength.Gary Willig, 8/9/2018, 10:57 PM

From Petah Tikva to the burning south, with love

Petah Tikva residents help plant communal garden in Negev community under attack by arson kites and balloons from Gaza terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/3/2018, 9:54 AM

'We've found incendiary balloons in Bedouin encampments'

Intelligence officer says incendiary balloons have traveled farther than Be'er Sheva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2018, 9:28 AM

Finance Minister announces drought in Negev

Finance Minister approves recommendation to compensate farmers for loss of produce caused by drought.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2018, 12:16 PM

Minister to Bedouin community: 'Learn Hebrew'

'A Bedouin kid who doesn't know any Hebrew won't be able to go to college,' says Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2018, 5:40 PM

Seeking tourists, Israel promotes a different sun and sand

Israel hopes to grow tourism in the Negev to 20% of the nation's total by 2021.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2018, 10:37 PM

'Negev under threat, and not just from Gaza'

Construction and Housing Minister presents 'Arrow to the Negev' plan to facilitate Jewish development in south.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2018, 4:43 PM

Watch: 3 suspects in IDF weapons theft arrested

Border police release video of arrest of Bedouin suspects who abducted soldier, stole his weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2018, 10:12 PM

'Zionism is in the residents' blood here'

Nursery school teacher: 'Who guarantees we get to kindergarten safely?' Sdot Negev mayor: '1,000 missiles won't stop us from settling here.'Mordechai Sones, 5/30/2018, 11:39 AM

Exclusive: Amana to construct homes in south

Organization previously focused on construction in Judea and Samaria takes on projects near Gaza border.Hezki Baruch, 5/24/2018, 6:56 PM

Resourceful lost couple leave message in desert sand

Couple lost in Negev in dangerous heat make SOS signal out of stones to allow rescue aircraft to find them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2018, 3:50 PM

Regavim hidden camera exposes Negev organized crime

'Bir Hadaj has long been capital of crime and drugs in Negev. Bands stealing weapons, ammo, cars from area IDF base come from Bir Hadaj.'Mordechai Sones, 5/17/2018, 2:47 PM

'These are serious crimes - we expect the police to respond'

Puclic Security Minister demands action after video shows Bedouin firing automatic weapons out of moving vehicles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2018, 7:20 PM

Watch: Children flee as Israeli school bus goes up in flames

Bus carrying school children in southern Israel suddenly catches on fire, forcing children to flee. No injuries reported.David Rosenberg, 4/8/2018, 9:18 PM

Attempted ramming in Negev

Arab car thief attempts to run over policemen, is shot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2018, 7:23 PM

'I understood this wasn't a routine fire'

Firefighting and Rescue Negev region commander reconstructs Be'er Sheva fire where baby girl was killed and brother seriously injured.Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2018, 10:20 PM

Supreme Court ultimatum to Bedouin councils

Following petition against councils that never collected taxes, Court makes it clear the sum will be deducted from their budgets.Mordechai Sones, 3/21/2018, 12:07 PM

Arabs break into artillery base, steal equipment

Arabs break into the IDF's Shivta Camp, stealing equipment and uniforms - but not weapons.Ido Ben Porat, 3/2/2018, 12:06 PM

New director for Negev's Nuclear Research Center

PM Netanyahu attends induction ceremony for new nuclear research center director.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2018, 7:56 AM

3 children injured in Negev house fire

Fire breaks out in Bedouin town of Hura in Negev. Children seriously and moderately injured, mother suffers shock.Tal Polon, 2/22/2018, 10:54 AM

Owner of dogs which mauled 8-year-old girl arrested

8-year-old girl mauled by pack of 10 dogs in southern Israel recalls harrowing attack. 'I tried to call for my father, but I couldn't.'David Rosenberg, 2/13/2018, 5:24 PM

7-year-old girl mauled by pack of dogs in southern Israel

Israeli girl hospitalized in moderate condition after being attacked by pack of dogs in town of Ofakim in the western Negev.David Rosenberg, 2/12/2018, 6:56 PM

Housing Minister: Israel is losing the south

Minister Yoav Galant says Israel must renew momentum of Jewish settlement in north and south amid massive illegal Bedouin construction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2018, 10:55 PM

Missing British tourist may have 'Jerusalem syndrome'

Articles belonging to British tourist last seen in north of Israel in November found in southern desert region.AFP, 1/16/2018, 7:22 PM

Watch: Border Police capture ISIS terrorists in southern Israel

19-year-old Israeli Bedouin women nabbed while planning terror attack in Israel. Terrorists suspected of working for ISIS terror group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2018, 5:44 PM

Negev Bedouin women charged with joining ISIS

Shabak reveals that two 19-year-old Bedouin women from the Negev contacted ISIS, planned to carry out terror attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2018, 12:23 PM

Bedouin leaders condemn murder of soldier by Bedouin terrorists

Leaders of Bedouin community meet Arad mayor after murder of 19-year-old soldier. 'We must spit out the evil elements in our community.'David Rosenberg, 12/5/2017, 3:08 PM

'Anyone who tries to harm us will face a harsh response'

Public Security Minister tours south, receives updates on police readiness for possible infiltration by Gaza terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2017, 9:26 PM

Bedouin must compensate State for evacuation of illegal mosque

Beer Sheva court rules Negev Bedouin must compensate State for expenses incurred during evacuation of mosque built on public land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2017, 12:26 PM

IDF relocates to the Negev: 'A national project'

Defense Minister: 'Military Intelligence is a national asset and its transfer to the south is a national project."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2017, 5:46 PM

Baby hit and killed by grandfather in Negev traffic accident

One-year-old boy killed in car accident in Negev. Police say boy's grandfather accidentally hit the child while driving in reverse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2017, 7:18 PM

'The Likud is harming the Negev'

MK Smotrich slams Coalition Chairman for removing law supported by both coalition and opposition from agenda over spat with Jewish Home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2017, 10:48 PM

Negev's only hospital doesn't serve everyone equally

Negev residents say only local hospital discriminates against members of 3 of Israel's 4 insurance companies.Chana Roberts, 10/2/2017, 8:33 AM

Agriculture Minister visits Bedouin town: Let there be peace

Jewish Home minister meets Bedouin students, inaugurates new Bedouin high school.Orly Harari, 9/6/2017, 2:50 PM

'There's so much room to innovate and initiate'

California family moving to Israel finds surprising reasons to 'go south.'JTA, 8/16/2017, 8:27 AM

Attempted car ramming at police station

Driver attempts to run down officer in police station parking lot in Negev. One suspect arrested, second on the loose.David Rosenberg, 8/13/2017, 7:37 PM

Three children forgotten in car in southern Israel

Near tragedy in the south: As temperatures top 100 degrees, three children left inside hot car for over an hour.David Rosenberg, 8/11/2017, 2:07 PM

Tragedy in the Negev: 6-year old dies in trunk of family car

Boy from southern Israel dies after being left in car trunk for hours as temperatures neared 100 degrees (38 C).David Rosenberg, 8/10/2017, 8:01 PM

Arson attack in the Negev

Residents of southern kibbutz awaken to find blaze destroying massive amounts of animal feed; arsonist may be from nearby Bedouin town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2017, 1:24 PM

Is illegal Bedouin building in the Negev a threat?

Journalist from 'Kan' broadcasting corporation dismisses the threat. 'I suggest taking things in proportion.'Raphael Levi, 7/12/2017, 10:00 PM

Massive drug bust on Egypt-Israel border

Egyptian drug smugglers toss 100 kilos of hashish over Israel's southern security fence to dealers on the Israeli side.David Rosenberg, 7/11/2017, 11:37 AM

Rocket strikes Negev

No injuries or damage reported as rocket fired by Gaza terrorists lands in open area.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2017, 11:02 PM

Infant electrocuted to death in the Negev

1-year old girl found electrocuted in car on Negev highway. Attempts at resuscitation fail.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2017, 4:04 PM

Report: IDF grenade caused deadly Negev explosion

Report says Bedouin children killed in explosion in Negev had been playing with an IDF grenade which went off.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2017, 8:13 PM

2 children killed in explosion in Bedouin village

8 and 10 year old children declared dead at the scene of explosion. Cause of explosion unclear.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2017, 8:24 PM

Galant: Israel must prevent Bedouin seizure of Negev

Housing Minister tours Negev, says Israel has room for all, but must exercise sovereignty and not allow illegal construction in south.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2017, 3:49 PM

3 dead in Negev car crash

3 killed, at least 5 injured in 4-way car collision in Negev.Arutz Sheva Srtaff, 2/15/2017, 4:08 PM

'My husband was not killed. He was murdered. Period.'

Wife of murdered police officer slams those who try to say attack was not terrorism, recounts how she learned of her husband's murder.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2017, 10:54 PM

NGO Monitor: Irresponsible NGOs aggravate tensions

NGO monitor president says European-funded NGOs' irresponsible rhetoric leads to violence and disrespect for the law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2017, 3:49 PM

Regavim: Government must quash incitement in southern Israel

Regavim Movement issues statement saying it's 'unfortunate fake news spreads like wildfire.'Avi Hyman, 1/18/2017, 2:08 PM

WATCH: Israeli Police treat wounded Arab MK

Arab MK injured while participating in protests against demolition of illegal Arab settlement gets terrific treatment from Israel Police.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2017, 12:03 PM

Officer murdered in Negev terror attack

Police officer killed in terror attack in Negev, attacker neutralized. MK injured in clashes with police.David Rosenberg, 1/18/2017, 10:01 AM

Negev fort from time of David and Solomon unearthed

Examination and dating of animal remains show that Timna Valley fort dates to reign of Kings David and Solomon.Gary Willig, 1/13/2017, 11:49 AM