Uprooted Villagers Hold Fast During Ramadan

JERUSALEM – On the eve of the start of Ramadan last week, Israeli police demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev desert. It was the third time within two weeks that the village had been razed. Unfazed, the Bedouin villagers immediately began rebuilding.  "We have already put back up some 20 of our … Continue reading “Uprooted Villagers Hold Fast During Ramadan”

Homeless Bedouins Take On Israeli Forces

RAMALLAH — A bruising battle of will is taking place between Israeli security forces and Palestinians recently made homeless after two Palestinian villages were razed and hundreds left homeless. During the last few weeks over a thousand heavily armed Israeli riot police, soldiers and police, at times accompanied by helicopters and bulldozers, have clashed with … Continue reading “Homeless Bedouins Take On Israeli Forces”

Israeli Couple Forbidden From Renting to Bedouin Friends

The Zakai and Tarabin families should be a picture of happy coexistence across the ethnic divide, a model for others to emulate in Israel. But Natalie and Weisman Zakai say the last three years – since the Jewish couple offered to rent their home to Bedouin friends, Ahmed and Khalas Tarabin – have been a … Continue reading “Israeli Couple Forbidden From Renting to Bedouin Friends”

Israel’s Bedouin Denied Right to Elections

Some 35,000 Bedouin residents of Israel’s southern Negev have been denied the right to hold their first local council election after the Israeli parliament passed a law at the last minute to cancel this month’s ballot. The new law gives the government the power to postpone elections to the regional council, known as Abu Basma, … Continue reading “Israel’s Bedouin Denied Right to Elections”