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Media Reports on Regavim’s report on EU Illegal building in Jerusalem and Area C

Media storm over Regavim expose of EU illegal activity

You may be familiar with the fact that we recently released an extensive report documenting illegal activity of the European Union  in Jerusalem and the surrounding areas.   Channel 2 News did an exclusive expose on the issue which warranted a response from PM Netanyahu instructing the Defence Minister to ensure the law is upheld and the illegal structures are torn down.     ... Read More »

Shana Tova from the Regavim Advocacy Project

Talking about the land

Information and Knowledge: Everyone knows about the need for effective hasbara – Israel advocacy – all over the world, especially regarding issues about which there is a great deal of ignorance, or where leftist organizations spread misinformation. We provide reliable, accessible and real-time information regarding land issues in Israel. With the combination of Regavim’s  fieldwork, our legal department and the ... Read More »

Shana Tova from the Flowering North

Yishai Chamo - Northern Area co-ordinator: Bet Hakerem Valley in the Galil

Regavim initiated and participated in discussions in Knesset committees, dealing with the strengthening of Israeli sovereignty in the North and ensuring the equal application of the law there. We had the privilege of supporting the farmers and making improvements in a law that will enhance deterrence against incursions into their land. We thwarted an attempt to impose a municipal tax ... Read More »

Shana Tova from the Southern Region

Giving a tour of the Negev

This year the Begin Law, which attempted to resolve Beduin land claims in the Negev, was halted and there was a turn towards a better alternative for national and Zionist interests. We continued working with the authorities to implement operative regulations to preserve state property. In the media we continued to expose serious phenomena that were hushed-up, such as looting ... Read More »

Shana Tova from Judea & Samaria

Ovad Arad, Judea & Samaria Manager - Investigating the Binyamin Region

This year the Supreme Court issued a number of decisions to our petitions, that set significant precedents in the defense of Jewish settlement. In the parliamentary field, we initiated many discussions in Knesset committees that dealt with a variety of topics: illegal Arab construction, “quiet annexation” by the Palestinian Authority, illegal activities by foreign countries, selective law enforcement by the ... Read More »

Happy New Year from Regavim

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Year in Review – 5774 (2014) Despite a tumultuous summer, where we were tragically reminded of the importance of protecting our volatile borders and our soft underbelly, Regavim has continued its battle in the courts and in the field to protect the Land of Israel. As we end year 5774, we’re both optimistic and concerned. Optimistic because we are definitely succeeding ... Read More »

EXPOSE: AHMED TIBI LIED WHILE HECKLING CANADIAN PRIME MINSITER IN THE KNESSET

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January 23, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   JERUSALEM- Earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was interrupted by Arab members of the Israeli parliament, after stressing that it is unacceptable for anyone to equate Israel with Apartheid South Africa. Following the Canadian Prime Minister’s address, Prime Minister Netanyahu took the podium to thank Harper and at the same time reminded ... Read More »

Myth #5 – Government Budgets discriminate?

Government Participation in Local Authority Councils

“The Bedouin sector is the poorest among Israeli society; Bedouin local authorities are ranked at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder in Israel.” For years we have heard complaints from the Bedouin and leftist organizations about discrimination and bias on the part of the state. Take for example the claim of Professor Ismail Abu Sa’ad from the Ben Gurion University ... Read More »

Bedouin Myth #4 – Are the Bedouin neglected by the State in terms of building rights.

Lakiya town plan for 30,000 residents

The Israeli Justice system describes the crisis of illegal construction as a “blow to the nation.” Different estimates gauge some 100,000 illegally constructed structures throughout the country. The illegal construction of the Bedouin takes up a sizable portion of this crisis. As of the end of 2012 the number of illegal structures by the Bedouin is estimated at some 65,000 ... Read More »