Bedouin Arabs

British Rabbis tell Netanyahu: don’t evict Bedouins

By Anna Sheinman, June 7, 2013

Sixty five British rabbis from across the community have written to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in protest against a Bill that could see 40,000 Bedouins evicted from their homes.


Students tell Israel to stop Bedouin ‘eviction’

By Simon Rocker, May 9, 2013

Jewish youth and students in Britain have protested to Israeli leaders over a proposed Knesset bill to relocate Bedouin families who live in the Negev desert.


Optimism over return of kidnap Israeli

By JCReporter, March 28, 2013

Israeli sources said on Monday that the ordeal of Amir Hassan, an Israeli citizen kidnapped last Friday in Sinai and held by a Bedouin gang, was likely to be short.


Bedouin 'dream comes true' with solar field

By Nathan Jeffay, February 23, 2012

For decades, Israel's Bedouins have been searching for ways to end their longstanding poverty. But it may turn out that they have been staring, or rather squinting, at a solution all along.

The majority of Israel's Bedouins live in the scorchingly hot Negev desert, and now they are starting to harness the power of the sun to make money.


Israel responds to Bedouin camp criticism

By Eti Shechtman, December 8, 2011

Israeli authorities have responded to criticism that a Bedouin tribe will be moved to a land next to a rubbish dump as part of a plan to encircle Jerusalem with a “settlement ring”.

A recent article in the Guardian stated that the Bedouin would be “forcibly removed” from Khan al-Ahmar, which is just outside the settlement of Ma'ale Adomim in the West Bank.


Netanyahu wise to end Bedouin land dispute

By Nathan Jeffay, March 31, 2011

His efforts to end the conflict with the Palestinians seem to have reached a dead end. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may earn himself a legacy for a peace deal after all.

His office is poised to bring to cabinet a proposal to ease the rising tensions between the state and its Bedouin community, which numbers almost 200,000.


Jordan fights Israeli Bedouin over ancient texts

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2011

An Israeli Bedouin man is battling the Jordanian authorities over allegations that he smuggled a collection of rare religious texts out of Jordan.

The 70 lead plates date back two millennia and have been described by experts as “as significant as the Dead Sea Scrolls”. They are inscribed with symbols of what could be among the earliest example of Christian writing.


JNF say no to UK Arab task force

By Simon Rocker, February 24, 2011

JNF UK has decided to keep its distance from a recently established task force to increase awareness among British Jews of issues faced by Israel's Arab citizens.


Anti-Israel protesters clash with Israel's top Bedouin diplomat

By Marcus Dysch, February 4, 2011

University security officers were called to protect the most senior Muslim in the Israeli Foreign Ministry when pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted his appearance at a British campus.

Diplomat Ismail Khaldi, a Galilee Bedouin, had just started to speak at Edinburgh University on Wednesday evening when demonstrators began chanting and surrounded him.

The university’s International Relations Society had earlier pulled out of the event, saying the invitation to Mr Khaldi was “unjust to the Palestinian people who live under an apartheid regime”.


Bedouin man's Bible bid

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2010

A Bedouin teacher and a group of IDF soldiers are in the running to become Israel’s first Bible champion in nearly 30 years.

Shadi Abu Ara, who teaches Hebrew literature to Arab schoolchildren, has his entire class behind him as he attempts to win first place in the Israeli contest.

If he emerges as the winner at the competition in December, he would go on to compete in the international championship in 2011.