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'Mexican Standoff' Preventing Army Move to Negev

Without money, the IDF can't build new bases in the south, but the government isn't giving up the money without getting something backDavid Lev, 1/19/2014, 7:41 PM

IDF's Negev Complex to be Named After Sharon

The IDF’s training complex in the Negev, known as Ir HaBahadim, will be named after former PM.Elad Benari, 1/13/2014, 12:16 AM

Israeli Gov't Officials Attacked by Negev Bedouin

Foreign Minister condemns attack on Israeli officials, vows to end lawlessness and 'impunity' of Bedouin in southern Israel.Ari Soffer, 1/7/2014, 5:09 PM

Livni: Negev and Galilee Better than 'Settlements'

"Isolated settlements" cause Israel to be boycotted, says chief Israeli negotiator.Elad Benari, 1/1/2014, 3:43 AM

Cabinet to Approve Benefits to Residents of South

Prime Minister Netanyahu to submit a 166 million shekel plan for economic benefits for Sderot and the area adjacent to Gaza.Elad Benari, 12/29/2013, 5:35 AM

Gaza: Second Rocket at Israel in As Many Days

Kassam fired from Gaza, Iron Dome not deployed, no injuries or damage. IAF strikes several Gaza targets in response.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2013, 9:59 PM

Prawer Plan Back in Knesset

Bill to resettle illegal Bedouin settlements back in Knesset for second and third readings, despite reports it was dropped; debate ensues.Tova Dvorin, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2013, 8:01 PM

Liberman and Bennett Unite to Torpedo Prawer Plan

Agreement between 2 charges that relevant info has been hidden from MKs in debates over plan to organize Bedouin Negev settlement.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2013, 9:17 AM

‘The Negev is a Powderkeg’

Local leader warns that socio-economic gap between Jews, Bedouin is creating hate, says Israel must rebuild Bedouin trust.Maayana Miskin, 12/3/2013, 10:34 PM

Islamic Movement: All Negev Lands Belong to Islam

Extremist movement claims that MKs, representatives participated in 'Day of Rage' protests on their behalf.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2013, 3:43 PM

Hezbollah Slams Israel's 'Racist' Bedouin Plan

Lebanon-based Hezbollah group says "Prawer-Begin Plan" is another chapter in Israel's plans to "Judaize" the Negev.Elad Benari, 12/3/2013, 4:16 AM

'Prove to Tibi, Friends that Violence Doesn't Pay'

Transportation Minister addresses 'day of rage,' stating: 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions.'Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2013, 12:41 PM

'Day of Rage' Over Bedouin Settlement Plans

Plans to organize illegal Bedouin settlement in the Negev elicit protests throughout Israel with arrests and injuries.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2013, 7:57 PM

New Plan Aims to Bring More Israelis to Periphery

Scheme will help will the absorption of families of returning Israelis and new immigrants to areas in northern and southern Israel.David Lev and Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2013, 5:34 PM

MK Regev: No One Will Threaten the State

Members of the Knesset Interior Committee, toured areas of the Negev to discuss the law to formalize Bedouin settlement in the areaDavid Lev, 11/24/2013, 9:41 PM

Yad L'achim: Beware Missionary Threat in South

Christian missionaries have in recent weeks begun targeting cities in southern Israel, activists for the Yad L'achim organization said.David Lev, 11/24/2013, 6:57 PM

Crash in Negev Kills Child, Leaves 4 Injured

11 year old boy killed, four teens injured in crash in southern town of Hura. MDA medics recount the scene.Tova Dvorin, 11/24/2013, 3:38 PM

MK Regev Removes Arab MKs Over Bedouin Land Fight

MK Miri Regev ejects several Arab MKs from a discussion of the Knesset Interior Committee on plans to resettle Negev Bedouin.David Lev, 11/21/2013, 12:16 AM

Car Crash on Route 90; 35 Year Old Woman Killed

Passenger vehicle overturns on Arava Road; 35 year-old woman killed, 3 others suffer moderate to severe injuries.Tova Dvorin, 11/17/2013, 11:53 AM

Government Gives Go-Ahead to New Hareidi City

Government approves hareidi city, religious village in Negev. Leftist parties protest ‘injustice.’Maayana Miskin, 11/10/2013, 2:38 PM

NGO Political Warfare Driving Negev Land Grabs

NGO Monitor reveals how foreign-funded NGOs are supporting illegal Bedouin land grabs in the Negev.Ari Yashar, 11/6/2013, 3:30 PM

Pres. Peres Calls for 100,000 Yesha Jews in Negev

President Shimon Peres called on Jews from Judea and Samaria last week to send a cohort with their strength and skills to settle the Negev.Chana Ya'ar, 7/28/2013, 9:29 AM

Mortars Slam into Southern Israel

Residents alarmed as "Color Red" warning system fails to activate.Chana Ya'ar, 7/24/2013, 2:11 PM

Arabs to Protest Approval of Bedouin Land Grab

Israeli Arabs called to wave PLO flags as they protest the Knesset's approval of a law legalizing pirate Bedouin settlement in the Negev.Elad Benari, 7/15/2013, 4:12 AM

Pioneers of the Periphery: Olim of the South

A new wave of English-speaking Olim is heading to Israel's periphery and enjoying a genuinely southern welcome.Benzi Kluwgant, 6/18/2013, 10:16 AM

Record Number of Births at Soroka Hospital

Midwives at Be'er Sheva's Soroka Medical Center worked extra hard as a high of 58 births was recorded over a 24-hour period.Chana Ya'ar, 6/18/2013, 4:44 AM

Bennett: Tel Aviv ‘Magnetism’ a National Disaster

Economics Minister says Israel must make the north, Negev more appealing, suggests kibbutz communities as a model.Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 6/16/2013, 12:43 PM

Rabbi: Bedouin Attack Part of Pattern of Violence

The attack on a Jewish woman in the Negev is part of a pattern of Bedouin violence, says former Negev resident.Maayana Miskin, 5/21/2013, 10:25 AM

Bedouin Squatters to Get Land, Cash

The Ministerial Law Committee on Monday authorized for legislation a law that would regulate Bedouin settlement in the NegevDavid Lev, 5/6/2013, 8:06 PM

‘There is No More Negev – the Bedouins Took It’

Television and radio personality visits Negev, comes away shocked. ‘Bedouins have taken it by force.’Maayana Miskin, 4/26/2013, 9:15 AM

Iron Dome Returns to South

Recent rocket attacks on southern Israel have prompted the IDF to redeploy the Iron Dome anti-missile batteries in the region.Elad Benari, 4/9/2013, 5:42 AM

Sde Dov Airport, IDF Bases Relocating to Negev

The small seaside military Sde Dov airport will relocate to the Negev by 2018, along with a myriad of IDF bases from around the country.Chana Ya'ar, 3/18/2013, 6:42 PM

Israel vs.The Locusts - Pests to Plague Jews?

The Agriculture Ministry redoubled efforts to battle new swarms of locusts that have descended upon the Land of Israel. More are on the way.Chana Ya'ar, 3/14/2013, 3:27 PM

New Negev Locust Snack Food Abounds ‘On the Wing’

Another new swarm of locusts has been spotted in southern Israel, as small groups break off from a “mother swarm” in Egypt.Hana Levi Julian, 3/10/2013, 3:29 PM

No Locusts to Plague Israel for Passover

Israeli authorities say they have managed to exterminate nearly all of the locusts that crossed the border into the country from Egypt.Hana Levi Julian, 3/7/2013, 2:24 PM

Rocket Alert - False Alarm - in Southern Israel

The Color Red rocket alert siren activated Monday afternoon in the southern Israeli Eshkol region – but it was a false alarm.Chana Ya'ar, 3/4/2013, 4:52 PM

Urgent Appeal: Stop Govt. Land Give-Away in Negev

Regavim appeals to the Supreme Court: stop last-minute government move to give Negev land to Bedouins.Maayana Miskin, 1/25/2013, 12:59 PM

Soldiers, Police Seize Illegal Weapons in Negev

A crack IDF team, along with several police units, discovered and confiscated a cache of illegal weapons in the NegevDavid Lev, 12/2/2012, 5:10 PM

1 Dead in Tragic Egged Bus Accident

One passenger was killed in a tragic accident Wednesday when a chunk of metal flew from a truck and slammed into an Egged bus on Highway 6. Chana Ya'ar, 11/28/2012, 2:30 PM

Gesher Organization to Send 200 Shoppers to Ashdod

The Gesher organization initiates a convoy of 200 individuals who will purchase supplies and food for Shabbat in Ashdod., 11/23/2012, 6:42 AM

Some Students in the South to Return to School

After days of staying in shelters, students in some parts of the south will return to school on Friday.Elad Benari, 11/23/2012, 3:45 AM

Israelis Open Their Homes for Residents of South

The Keren Kehilot Foundation for Community Revival in Israel is helping to connect residents of the south with host families. Annie Lubin, 11/14/2012, 11:45 PM

Return to Normalcy Not Likely as Schools Close

Home Front Command announced bans on public gatherings and the closing of schools within 7-40 kilometers of Gaza. Annie Lubin, 11/14/2012, 7:35 PM

Southern Israeli Parents Begin School Chain Calls

It's Sunday morning in southern Israel, and the average teen asks, 'Were there rockets or do we have school today?'Chana Ya'ar, 11/11/2012, 9:20 AM

Netanyahu Cites 'Strategic Partnership' With US

PM Binyamin Netanyahu spoke of the “brave partnership” of Israel and the US in a cornerstone ceremony for first hospital in Ashdod.Chana Ya'ar, 11/8/2012, 2:34 PM

Lonely Planet: Negev is 'Hot,' Visit Now

The Lonely Planet travel guide named the Negev as one of the Top Ten Regions to visit in 2013David Lev, 10/26/2012, 1:16 AM

Gaza Arab Terrorists Debut Weaponry, Fire Qassams

As rockets and mortar fall in the south, Gaza Arab terrorists debut new weaponry at Israeli aircraft.Scott Krane, 10/16/2012, 10:52 PM

Gaza Terrorists Launch Attacks on Southern Israel

Life in southern Israel has once again been disrupted by Gaza terrorists firing rocket and mortar attacks at western Negev towns.Chana Ya'ar, 9/2/2012, 12:24 PM

New Pictures of Mars Landscape Similar to Negev

Mars or the Negev? NASA releases new pictures of “Mt. Sharp, Mars,” which show rugged hills and canyons amazingly similar to the Negev. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/28/2012, 3:49 PM

Court Okays Solar Farm Projects in Negev

Israel's High Court has given a green light to companies who fought with consumers to set up large solar farms in the Negev Desert.Chana Ya'ar, 8/27/2012, 7:07 PM

Updating Southern Infrastructure: New Trains to TA

The state has decided to upgrade infrastructure in the southern region, cutting travel time to central Israel in half with a new train line.Chana Ya'ar, 7/15/2012, 7:07 PM

Negev Family Saved by Compost as Katyusha Strikes

Terrorists scored a direct hit on a Negev village, but a composter absorbed the missile’s blow.Maayana Miskin, 6/22/2012, 12:14 AM

Hamas 'Ceasefire' Falls Apart Before it Starts

Despite a declaration of a ceasefire by Hamas on Wednesday night, five more rockets hit the western Negev early Thursday morning.David Lev, 6/21/2012, 10:05 AM

Massive Sand Storm Hits the Negev; Snow Hits North

A massive sand storm hit the Negev Desert Wednesday, prompting a health warning from the Environmental Protection Ministry.Chana Ya'ar, 2/29/2012, 3:45 PM

Southern Residents Go On

Despite escalation in rocket attacks, southern Israel's residents will continue "to live and function normally," says Sdot Negev Mayor.Elad Benari, 7/15/2011, 6:16 AM