Bedouin settlement, are we missing the point?

Written by regavim on . Posted in Articles in the Press, Negev, News, Newsletter

Screen Shot 2013-12-11 at 8.08.07 pm

   Jerusalem Post    Ari Briggs   10th Decenber,  2013 Recently a day of rage in Israel was initiated to protest the Begin Plan, the Governments’ proposal to accommodate Bedouin settlement in the Negev.   To understand why the position of the government and the position of some Bedouin seem so irreconcilable, all we have [...]

After 46 years of secrecy, court orders state to reveal identities of Palestinian landowners

Written by regavim on . Posted in Achievements, Articles in the Press, Court Rulings, Judea & Samaria, Judea and Samaria, Media, News

The below article is from Ha'aretz Newspaper 9th July 2013 – I have added comments where necessary to explain or clear up a possible misunderstaning of the text   The West Bank Land Registry has been marked classified for more than four decades; the dramatic June 26 decision is likely to ease settlement expansion. By [...]

Et tu, EU? No Dutch Treat here

Written by regavim on . Posted in Articles in the Press, Judea and Samaria, News, Newsletter

Jerusalem Post    Ari Briggs  21st. May, 2013   Recently the EU formally recommended that its 27 member states “prevent” Israeli activity in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights, and East, Jerusalem, by means of discriminatory labeling of Israeli products from these areas– in effect, an economic boycott of Jewish communities in those regions. This recommendation [...]

Desert divisions

Written by regavim on . Posted in Articles in the Press, Negev, News

  Jerusalem Post By Ariel Ben Solomon, 16th May, 2013 A heated debate can be expected when Knesset reads draft law on the explosive issue of regulating Beduin settlement in the Negev.         In the beginning of May, the Ministerial Committee on Legislation reviewed a draft law known as the Prawer-Begin plan, [...]

He came, he saw, he posted – now he’s branded a racist

Written by regavim on . Posted in Articles in the Press, Negev, News, Newsletter

By Ari Briggs – Jerusalem Post May 5th, 2013  Last Thursday TV personality Avri Gilad went on a trip to the Northern Negev with Regavim – an independent, professional research institute & policy planning think tank involved in protecting Israel’s National Lands. So disturbed by what he saw on that trip, he returned and immediately penned [...]

Government Bedouin land plan deemed impossible

Written by regavim on . Posted in Articles in the Press, Media, Negev, News, Newsletter

  Scheme to recognize tribal ownership of large Negev tracts includes sites that are home to army bases and security facilities Times of Israel  - February 7, 2013 By STUART WINER   A recently approved plan to transfer ownership of large tracts of land in the Negev to Bedouin ownership includes areas that are being used for army [...]

Fundamentally Freund: A farewell to the Negev?

Written by regavim on . Posted in Articles in the Press, Media, Negev, News, Newsletter

  By MICHAEL FREUND 30/01/2013  Under no circumstances should tens of thousands of dunams of publicly-owned land be turned over to private individuals simply because they assert it is theirs without proof to substantiate their claims. Regavim, an independent research institute which has been among the few to raise the alarm over the future of [...]

Cabinet votes to change legislation reorganizing Bedouin settlement – In whose interest?

Written by regavim on . Posted in Articles in the Press, Media, Negev, News, Newsletter

• By Betzalel Smotrich  Published in the Jerusalem Post – 30th January 2013 In whose interest? On Sunday, in a move both grave and alarming, the Cabinet, by a vote of 16 for, 3 against and 1 abstention, approved far-reaching changes to the legislation dealing with the reorganization of Beduin settlement in the Negev. It [...]