Southern Israel's Residents 'Continue to Live' Despite Attacks

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

Government Approves IDF Move to Negev

IDF to spend 19 billion shekels on moving IDF bases to Negev from central Israel in an attempt to boost development in the south.Elad Benari, 4/18/2011, 7:34 AM

'We Are Here for Posterity'

Yair Farjun of the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council, says that despite the difficult times "We know why we’re here and it's for posterity."Elad Benari, 4/15/2011, 10:39 AM

Setback: Plans to Build Town for Jews Expelled from Gaza Shelved

5 years after expulsion, Nature Preservation Society’s objection to Negev community for the Jewish residents expelled from Gaza is accepted.Elad Benari, 12/9/2010, 5:19 AM

Mortar Shells Fired at Negev, One Person Wounded

Four mortar shells fired from Gaza into Israel, one person was moderately wounded. ISA reports an increase in terror attacks during November.Elad Benari, 12/9/2010, 1:12 AM

Zionism in Action: Awarded for Building Seven Jewish Towns

The Ohr National Missions has received the Prime Minister’s Prize for its work in starting seven new communities in the Negev and Galilee.Hillel Fendel, 11/25/2010, 12:17 PM

New Center for Drug Recovery in Southern Israel

President Peres was in the Negev Sunday to inaugurate the south's first rehabilitation center. He called for faster development. Maayana Miskin, 11/14/2010, 6:35 PM

Free Tuition to IDF Soldiers

Government approves plan to offer tuition-free higher education to soldiers in the Negev, Galilee, Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 9/14/2010, 5:42 AM

Gaza Terror Attack on Israeli Kibbutz Heralds Jewish New Year

Gaza terrorists launched a mortar attack on Israel just hours before the start of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year, just missing a kindergarten.Chana Ya'ar, 9/8/2010, 10:34 AM

Another 350 Acres of Negev Land Cleared of Bedouin Squatters

The Israel Lands Authority has successfully cleared out 1,400 dunams (350 acres, 1.4 square kilometers) of Negev land illegally planted by Bedouin.Hillel Fendel, 2/24/2010, 10:09 AM

New International Airport Proposed for Negev

The Negev may replace Ben Gurion Airport for international travelers, according to a proposal by Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/9/2010, 8:11 AM

Thousands Commemorate the 'Baba Sali'

40,000 Jews participated in the ceremonies marking the 25th anniversary of the death of the Moroccan Kabbalist, the ‘Baba Sali.’Hana Levi Julian, 1/19/2010, 12:06 PM

Air Force Rescues 14 from Negev Floods; One Dead

The Air Force rescued at least 14 people in the Negev Monday, where flash floods claimed the life of one person. Another person is missing.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/18/2010, 10:35 PM

Rare Storm Dumps Rain on Southern Negev

Flash floods engulfed the Negev Sunday three days after prayers and a fast day were observed in an appeal to the Almighty to break the drought.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/17/2010, 8:53 PM

IDF to Southern Israel: 'Get Ready for Action'

The IDF's Southern Commander warned Regional Council heads that the quiet along the Gaza Belt area may be coming to an end.Hana Levi Julian, 1/7/2010, 3:11 PM

No Explosives Found, Suspects Still Held in Be'er Sheva

Be'er Sheva police found no explosives but are still holding three suspects they believe may have planned to attack the Be'er Sheva bus station.Hana Levi Julian, 1/3/2010, 1:30 PM

MK Danon Proposes Bill: Oust MK Who Incites

MK A-Sanaa calls Hamas Gaza leader on his cellphone and lets him address a subversive rally at the Erez crossing. MK Zahalka:Barak is like a Nazi.Hana Levi Julian and Gil Ronen, 12/31/2009, 5:19 PM

Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It Rain

As winter progresses, Israelis are celebrating the welcome splashing of much-needed rains, which have been falling sporadically over the last week.Malkah Fleisher, 12/22/2009, 9:13 PM

Terrorists Fired on Sderot with Russian-Made Rockets

For the second time in a week, Gaza terrorists attacked Jewish communities in southern Israel, this time using advanced Russian-made rockets.Hana Levi Julian, 12/17/2009, 10:30 AM

Hasmonean Rule Reached South to Negev Highlands

Israeli archaeologists have discovered proof that the Hasmoneans conquered Gaza and the Negev.Hana Levi Julian, 12/10/2009, 2:49 PM

'Smart Agriculture' Blossoms in the Negev

Sewage water from central Israel is being creatively utilized to make the Negev bloom with orchards and vineyards.Hillel Fendel, 11/30/2009, 11:00 AM

Travel: The High Plateau of Ramat HaNegev

A visit to the Negev should be on everyone's itinerary, because only by experiencing the desert can you understand its importance. Shmuel Browns and Hana Levi Julian, 11/7/2009, 6:18 PM

IDF Warns: Illegal Entrants Flooding Southern Israel

Illegal entrants are flooding southern Israel, IDF officials tell visiting MKs. Seven percent of Eilat residents – illegal.Maayana Miskin, 10/15/2009, 8:44 PM

Demographic War: ’Suicidal Democracy’ Lets Bedouin Conquer Negev

‘Suicidal democracy’ lets Bedouin conquer the Negev, a regional leader charges. National religious Jews are trying to build a new community. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/26/2009, 11:41 PM

New Hareidi City Planned in Negev

Yet another hareidi-religious city is on the Housing Ministry drawing boards: Kasif, between Be’er Sheva and Arad.Hillel Fendel, 9/24/2009, 12:57 PM