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Plan to build Negev's second hospital passes next stage

After several years' delay, plan to build second hospital in Be'er Sheva passes Economic-Social Cabinet.

Plan to build Negev's second hospital passes next stage

Bedouin place rocks on train tracks in southern Israel

In southern Israel, Bedouin Arabs block train tracks with rocks.

Bedouin place rocks on train tracks in southern Israel

Defense Min.: 'Jewish Israel may be limited to the center of the country only'

In closed conversations, Defense Min. Gantz warns Israel may lose Negev and Galilee, with Jewish state limited to central Israel only.

'Jewish Israel may be limited to the center of the country only'

The Negev two-state summit

To block criticism of the Iran deal, Blinken’s aim at the summit was to neutralize the Israeli-Arab anti-Iran alliance.Op-ed.

The Negev two-state summit

'Police not capable of dealing with civilian terror - it's over their heads'

Ruvik Danilovich, mayor of Be'er Sheva, says police are 'beaten and bruised,' not capable of dealing with civilian terror.

'Police not capable of dealing with civilian terror'

Foreign ministers: 'Negev summit is the answer to terror'

Foreign ministers of US, Israel, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, & Morocco meet in Negev, decide to hold yearly summit as response to Hadera shooting.

Foreign ministers: 'Negev summit is the answer to terror'player

New haredi city will be a 'poverty trap' says political commentator

"The Treasury knows the costs outweigh the benefits," argues Chaim Levinson in Haaretz. "What will 100,000 haredim do in the desert?"

New haredi city will be a 'poverty trap' says commentator

Govt approves new haredi city over haredi objections

Kasif to be built in the Negev, but won't be ready for years. Haredi MKs protest: "We need a solution now, not in 10 years' time."

Govt approves new haredi city over haredi objections

Government to approve founding of new city and town in the Negev

Haredi city proposed in 2010 and scrapped in 2020 may receive approval next week, report says.

Government to approve founding of new city and town in the Negev

New plan aims to bring new tourism to Eilat and Israel's Negev

New plan will divide Israel's largest region into five areas, each with its own character; includes plans for luxury vacation spots.

New plan aims to bring new tourism to Eilat and Israel's Negev

Bennett: Neglect of Negev to end in our term

PM says government taking more action against crime in the Negev than ever before.

Bennett: Neglect of Negev to end in our term

Five-year-old boy killed in Negev

Child sustained serious head injuries after falling from donkey.

Five-year-old boy killed in Negev

Yesh Atid MK tours Negev with right-wing watchdog organization

MK Merav Ben Ari tours Negev with Regavim Dir. Gen. Meir Deustch. 'There is so much in the Negev that must be corrected'

Yesh Atid MK tours Negev with right-wing watchdog organization

Right-wing organization calls for equal enforcement at Jewish and Bedouin outposts

Regavim Movement calls on Israeli gov't to evacuate new Jewish settlement - along with all the other illegal settlements in the area.

'Selective enforcement is worse than no enforcement'

PA organizations: Haifa, Jaffa and Lod are also occupied cities

Gaza-based organizations call on Palestinian public to assist in the Bedouin uprising in the Negev.

'Haifa, Jaffa and Lod are also occupied cities'

Suspected murder near Dead Sea

Police investigate after dead man found stabbed on roadside in southern Israel, just 100 meters away from his vehicle.

Suspected murder near Dead Sea

Rioters hurl rocks, firebombs, at police officers

One arrested after violent riots in southern Israel.

Rioters hurl rocks, firebombs, at police officersplayer

So now the Negev also Is part of "Palestine"

Watch:No..2 of the northern Islamic movement does not bat an eyelash as he says that “the Negev is an inseparable part of Palestine.” Op-ed.

So now the Negev also Is part of "Palestine"

Attack on vehicle of security guard in Negev investigated as terror attack

Israel Security Agency announces it is investigating attack on vehicle of security guard during riots in the Negev as a terrorist attack.

Attack on security guard investigated as terror attack

Bedouin Riots in the Negev: Security guard's car set on fire

Bedouin riots continue with stone-throwing and violence, purportedly in response to JNF's work planting trees in the Negev.

Bedouin Riots in the Negev: Security guard's car set on fireplayer

Yesh Atid MK: The planting in the Negev was unnecessary

MK Ram Ben Barak: Many governments have neglected the Negev, and now we're seeing the result.

'The planting in the Negev was unnecessary'

Thousands of Bedouin riot against tree-planting in the Negev

Over 2,000 stage protest despite compromise reached yesterday. 12 hurt in clashes with police.

Thousands of Bedouin riot against tree-planting in the Negevplayer

Minister: Govt. did not surrender to Bedouin

Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai says people on whom the coalition depends always know how to wield their power.

Minister: Govt. did not surrender to Bedouin

Mansour Abbas: We suffer every day in order to be partners in this coalition

Ra'am chairman responds to riots in the Negev: Even if you are right - it is impossible to accept violence.

'We suffer every day in order to be in this coalition'

Meretz minister to Bedouin: Calm down, Elkin has no power

Deputy Economy Minister Yair Golan tells Negev Bedouin they have a lot of representation in current government.

Meretz minister to Bedouin: Calm down, Elkin has no power

In win for Arab party, gov't suspends Negev forestation project

Forestation project in southern Israel is suspended as Israeli government promises negotiations with Bedouin on whether it can continue.

In win for Arab party, gov't suspends Negev forestation project

Arab MK: 'From today, I'm against this government'

MK Ghanaim, of the United Arab List, says planting trees in the Negev is 'a red line.'

Arab MK: 'From today, I'm against this government'

Likud MK proposes: One dunam of land to each discharged soldier

'Soldier who settles in the Negev is preferable to any land-robbing Bedouin,' MK David Amsalem says.

Likud MK proposes: One dunam of land to each discharged soldier

Mansour Abbas stops voting with the coalition

Ra'am chairman ends support for coalition over JNF tree planting in the Negev.

Mansour Abbas stops voting with the coalitionplayer

Likud: Bennett govt. reaches new anti-Zionist lows

Likud criticizes govt. after Ra'am opposes planting of trees in the government.

Likud: Bennett govt. reaches new anti-Zionist lows

Electricity Law passes in committee, Ben Gvir ejected before voting begins

"This is the first ever law to legalize the theft of land," says MK Orit Strook, adding, "young settlements should get electricity too."

Electricity Law passes in committee, Ben Gvir ejectedplayer

Shaked: Window of opportunity to regulate Bedouin settlement

Interior, Welfare Ministers visit Rahat to promote government plan to regulate Bedouin settlement in the Negev.

Shaked: Window of opportunity to regulate Bedouin settlement

IDF to launch 'Red Granite' exercise

The IDF has announced the beginning of a large-scale exercise focused on defending Israel's south.

IDF to launch 'Red Granite' exercise

Special report: Bedouin take over in the Negev

Israel National News - Arutz Sheva traveled to Southern Israel with Regavim to witness what many call 'loss of governance in the Negev.'

Special report: Bedouin take over in the Negevplayer

1,200 police dispatched in major anti-crime operation in Negev

Weapons seized, 12 arrested in large-scale operation to combat Arab crime in the Negev.

1,200 police dispatched in major anti-crime operation in Negev

Government approves massive investment plan for southern Israel

Israeli cabinet to spend half-a-billion shekels to encourage Israelis to move to Negev, build new hospital, build light rail train.

Government approves massive investment plan for southern Israel

Government to found 3 new Bedouin towns in southern Israel

Under new plan, 70% of Bedouin Arabs living in encampments will move to one of the new towns. If they do not - the plans will be canceled.

Government to found 3 new Bedouin towns in southern Israel

Rehabilitative medicine will change the Negev narrative

We believe that rehabilitation holds the keys to bridging the social divide and finally putting the Negev on the map.

Rehabilitative medicine will change the Negev narrative

Shaked pledges to build 5 new settlements in Negev

Interior Minister meets Law and Order Forum to discuss efforts to combat lawlessness in the Negev.

Shaked pledges to build 5 new settlements in Negev

Australian Jewish philanthropist Eva Besen dies at 93

Besen Family Foundation was active in funding projects in the Negev, including a high school and high tech hub.

Australian Jewish philanthropist Eva Besen dies at 93