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Abbas' UN speech was a game changer

Abbas' UN speech was a game changer

Listening carefully, one could hear what Abbas means by "occupation." Israel, beware. David Bedein, 24/09/2016 21:45
IDF: Sirens in Gaza Belt False Alarm

IDF: Sirens in Gaza Belt False Alarm

No rockets found after code red sounds in Negev, Gaza Belt.Tova Dvorin, 19/10/2014 08:53
Report Debunks Bedouin Land Claims in the Negev

Report Debunks Bedouin Land Claims in the Negev

Regavim releases English-language report deconstructing six "myths" about the campaign to legalize Bedouin settlements.Ari Soffer, 18/02/2014 17:39
NGO Video Exposes Tibi's 'No Electricity' Lie

NGO Video Exposes Tibi's 'No Electricity' Lie

Regavim video shows Tibi's outburst in front of Canadian PM, that MK Taleb a-Sana's village has no electricity or water, for the lie it is.Ari Yashar, 21/01/2014 22:14
'Mexican Standoff' Preventing Army Move to Negev

'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, 19/01/2014 19:41
IDF's Negev Complex to be Named After Sharon

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, 13/01/2014 00:16
Israeli Gov't Officials Attacked by Negev Bedouin

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, 07/01/2014 17:09
Livni: Negev and Galilee Better than 'Settlements'

Livni: Negev and Galilee Better than 'Settlements'

"Isolated settlements" cause Israel to be boycotted, says chief Israeli negotiator.Elad Benari, 01/01/2014 03:43
Cabinet to Approve Benefits to Residents of South

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, 29/12/2013 05:35
Gaza: Second Rocket at Israel in As Many Days

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, 26/12/2013 21:59
Prawer Plan Back in Knesset

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, 23/12/2013 20:01
Liberman and Bennett Unite to Torpedo Prawer Plan

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, 06/12/2013 09:17
‘The Negev is a Powderkeg’

‘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, 03/12/2013 22:34
Islamic Movement: All Negev Lands Belong to Islam

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, 03/12/2013 15:43
Hezbollah Slams Israel's 'Racist' Bedouin Plan

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, 03/12/2013 04:16
'Prove to Tibi, Friends that Violence Doesn't Pay'

'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, 01/12/2013 12:41
'Day of Rage' Over Bedouin Settlement Plans

'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, 30/11/2013 19:57
New Plan Aims to Bring More Israelis to Periphery

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, 25/11/2013 17:34
MK Regev: No One Will Threaten the State

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, 24/11/2013 21:41
Yad L'achim: Beware Missionary Threat in South

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, 24/11/2013 18:57
Crash in Negev Kills Child, Leaves 4 Injured

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, 24/11/2013 15:38
MK Regev Removes Arab MKs Over Bedouin Land Fight

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, 21/11/2013 00:16
Car Crash on Route 90; 35 Year Old Woman Killed

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, 17/11/2013 11:53
Government Gives Go-Ahead to New Hareidi City

Government Gives Go-Ahead to New Hareidi City

Government approves hareidi city, religious village in Negev. Leftist parties protest ‘injustice.’Maayana Miskin, 10/11/2013 14:38
NGO Political Warfare Driving Negev Land Grabs

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, 06/11/2013 15:30
Pres. Peres Calls for 100,000 Yesha Jews in Negev

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, 28/07/2013 09:29
Mortars Slam into Southern Israel

Mortars Slam into Southern Israel

Residents alarmed as "Color Red" warning system fails to activate.Chana Ya'ar, 24/07/2013 14:11
Arabs to Protest Approval of Bedouin Land Grab

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, 15/07/2013 04:12
Pioneers of the Periphery: Olim of the South

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, 18/06/2013 10:16
Record Number of Births at Soroka Hospital

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, 18/06/2013 04:44
Bennett: Tel Aviv ‘Magnetism’ a National Disaster

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, 16/06/2013 12:43
Rabbi: Bedouin Attack Part of Pattern of Violence

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, 21/05/2013 10:25
Bedouin Squatters to Get Land, Cash

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, 06/05/2013 20:06
‘There is No More Negev – the Bedouins Took It’

‘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, 26/04/2013 09:15
Iron Dome Returns to South

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, 09/04/2013 05:42
Sde Dov Airport, IDF Bases Relocating to Negev

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, 18/03/2013 18:42
Israel vs.The Locusts - Pests to Plague Jews?

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, 14/03/2013 15:27
New Negev Locust Snack Food Abounds ‘On the Wing’

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, 10/03/2013 15:29
No Locusts to Plague Israel for Passover

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, 07/03/2013 14:24
Rocket Alert - False Alarm - in Southern Israel

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, 04/03/2013 16:52
Urgent Appeal: Stop Govt. Land Give-Away in Negev

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, 25/01/2013 12:59
Soldiers, Police Seize Illegal Weapons in Negev

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, 02/12/2012 17:10
1 Dead in Tragic Egged Bus Accident

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, 28/11/2012 14:30
Gesher Organization to Send 200 Shoppers to Ashdod

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., 23/11/2012 06:42
Some Students in the South to Return to School

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, 23/11/2012 03:45
Israelis Open Their Homes for Residents of South

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, 14/11/2012 23:45
Return to Normalcy Not Likely as Schools Close

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, 14/11/2012 19:35
Southern Israeli Parents Begin School Chain Calls

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 09:20
Netanyahu Cites 'Strategic Partnership' With US

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, 08/11/2012 14:34
Lonely Planet: Negev is 'Hot,' Visit Now

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, 26/10/2012 01:16
Gaza Arab Terrorists Debut Weaponry, Fire Qassams

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, 16/10/2012 22:52
Gaza Terrorists Launch Attacks on Southern Israel

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, 02/09/2012 12:24
New Pictures of Mars Landscape Similar to Negev

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, 28/08/2012 15:49
Court Okays Solar Farm Projects in Negev

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, 27/08/2012 19:07
Updating Southern Infrastructure: New Trains to TA

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, 15/07/2012 19:07