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  Al Khamsa Inc. - Where you can Learn about the Bedouin Arabian Horse and those Seeking to Preserve it
Al Khamsa, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the preservation of the horse of Bedouin Arabia, as recognized by Al Khamsa, through education and research in a non-competitive social climate which draws admirers of such horses together with the interest of fitting the Bedouin horse into western life.
Our work is to study, document, research, find out as much as we can about the Arabian Horse of Bedouin origin as it exists today and then to share this information with others through our various publications, and through our magazine.
Al Khamsa Arabians are defined as those horses in North America that can reasonable be assumed to descend entirely from asil bedouin Arabian horses bred by the horse-breeding bedouin tribes of the deserts of the Arabian peninsula, without admixture from sources unacceptable to Al Khamsa.
www.alkhamsa.org   (242 words)

  Sinai - The Bedouin Way
The bedouin of the Sinai share with other Egyptians the jalabiyya, a long, hooded robe that is a standard form of clothing both in the teeming metropolis of Cairo and in the solitary plains of the Sinai.
The most easily recognised aspect of a bedouin's attire is his headgear--which consists of the kufiyya-cloth and 'agal-rope that constitute proper attire for a bedouin man. The headrope in particular carries great significance, for it is indicative of the wearer's ability to uphold the obligations and responsibilities of manhood.
Bedouins mark their graves with exceptional simplicity, placing one ordinary stone at the head of the grave and one at its foot.
www.geographia.com /egypt/sinai/bedouin02.htm   (512 words)

  Bedouin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bedouin, derived from the Arabic badawī بدوي, a generic name for a desert-dweller, is a term generally applied to Arab nomadic pastoralist groups, who are found throughout most of the desert belt extending from the Atlantic coast of the Sahara via the Western Desert, Sinai, and Negev to the eastern coast of the Arabian desert.
Starting in the 1950s and 1960s, many Bedouin started to leave the traditional, nomadic life to work and live in the cities of the Middle East, especially as grazing ranges have shrunk and population levels have grown.
The tribal level is the level that mediated between the Bedouin and the outside governments and organisations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bedouin   (830 words)

 Middle East Report Online: Bedouin in the Negev Face New "Transfer" by Jonathan Cook
One successful way of isolating the Bedouin from the main Christian and Muslim communities has been to pressure them to serve in the army, mainly as low-ranking desert trackers (only the small Druze community is conscripted).
The Negev area in which the Bedouin were concentrated came to be known as the "siege zone": a ring of Jewish settlements was established to contain the Bedouin, while their lands were further whittled away through the construction of industrial areas, more military zones and conservation parks, and an airport.
It will not be possible for a defense lawyer to argue that the villages have existed since before the creation of the state, or in other cases that the land villagers now dwell where they were moved by the state when their original lands were confiscated.
www.merip.org /mero/mero051003.html   (2568 words)

 Bedouin - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Bedouin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bedouins are organized into tribes, each led by a council of elders and a sheikh chosen for his qualities, whether of wealth, birth, or courage.
Traditionally, they migrated to the desert in the rainy season with their herds (cattle in Sudan and Saudi Arabia;; goats and sheep in Syria, Jordan, and Iraq; camels in the Sahara Desert, Syria, and Arabia) and in the dry season settled near water sources and oases, where they sowed crops of millet and wheat.
Many Bedouin groups have been active in jihads, the missionizing Islamic holy wars, although, on the whole, most Bedouins are not strict observers of Islamic ritual practices.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Bedouin   (433 words)

 Bedouin music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bedouin music is highly syncopated and generally unaccompanied.
Yamania songs are a type of Bedouin music that comes from the fishermen of the Arabian Peninsula.
Among the popular singers to use elements of Bedouin music in their style is the Israeli Yair Dalal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bedouin_music   (172 words)

 Awesome Seminars | Useful Resources | Israeli Politics and Society | Bedouin
The term Bedouin (Arabic: Badawi, pl. Badu), denoting an inhabitant of the desert (Arabic: Badiya), is used chiefly by the settled population.
The Bedouin themselves are in a constant process of transition to sedentary life, a process much accelerated in the last century.
Bedouin tribes have developed their own customs and lore, often described in literature and travelogues, such as their renowned hospitality (a social convention strictly necessary in the conditions of the desert).
www.awesomeseminars.com /Bedouin.html   (550 words)

 The Bedouin in Israel
Most of the livestock of the Bedouin in the Negev who keep flocks of sheep and goats are registered and approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, which provides pasture land outside the Negev for six to seven months of the year, since the carrying capacity of the Negev is limited.
The Bedouin urban population in the Negev (1998)
One example of the good relations between the State and the Bedouin in the North is the tolerance displayed by the government regarding violations of building laws, non-expropriation of land and the establishment of the townships of Beit Zarzir and Ka’abiya.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Society_&_Culture/Bedouin.html   (2543 words)

 A Special Farewell to Bedouin
BEDOUIN, the son of Al Hattab, out of the dam Lady in Red, by Prince John, was foaled in Kentucky by Elmendorf Farm on March 14, 1981.
Bedouin was the claiming horse of the year in 1986.
Bedouin, the former hard-luck horse who never lived up to expectations, closed out his career as the most popular horse on the California racing scene since John Henry.
www.cerfhorses.org /BedouinFarewell.html   (514 words)

Bedouins are normally migrating only in parts of the year, depending on grazing conditions.
The Bedouin Arabic is divided into two zones, the eastern and the western, with borders running almost parallel to the Egyptian/Libyan border.
Bedouins are predominantly Muslims, while there are small groups of Christians in Palestine and Syria.
lexicorient.com /e.o/bedouins.htm   (484 words)

Bedouins are normally migrating only in parts of the year, depending on grazing conditions.
The Bedouin Arabic is divided into two zones, the eastern and the western, with borders running almost parallel to the Egyptian/Libyan border.
Bedouins are predominantly Muslims, while there are small groups of Christians in Palestine and Syria.
i-cias.com /e.o/bedouins.htm   (495 words)

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Bedouin community to prevent terror cells from developing in that sector, and aims to push for a joint effort by the police and the military to stop weapons-smuggling to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Many nomadic Bedouin Arabs followed Israeli forces from the Sinai peninsula when it was returned to Egypt under the 1979 Camp David peace accord, and have since integrated into Israeli society while building and maintaining their individual communities.
Four Bedouin residents of the Negev were arrested and charged last month with aiding an enemy during wartime, intention to commit treason, intention to commit a crime and possession of war materials.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3099215,00.html   (575 words)

 BBC NEWS | In Depth | Israel and the Palestinians | issues | Israel's Bedouin
In her view, the Bedouin are subject to the worst human rights violations of any community in Israel, being denied basic rights such as access to water, education and health care.
She points out that around Beersheba, where most of unrecognised Bedouin villages in the Negev are located, there are 104 agricultural settlements for Jews, but none for the Bedouin - even though agriculture and animal husbandry is the traditional Bedouin way of life.
Bedouin soldiers serving in the army go home and are struck by the difference between the way their families are forced to live and those of the Jewish soldiers, says Dr Krenawi.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/in_depth/middle_east/2001/israel_and_the_palestinians/issues/1763445.stm   (755 words)

 .: Bedouin Night, Bedouin camp. Bedouin tea & oriental food. Western desert & Eastern desert bedouin night programs
Enjoy a new warm feeling when you pay a visit to a typical traditional Bedouin family, have your Bedouin dinner which includes; a variety of spiced barbecued and oriental food, dessert, and the famous Bedouin tea that is represented in a very special blend.
Bedouin nights, give you the feeling of the old Arabian times, we recommend adding a Bedouin night to your trip schedule.
Bedouin nights are mostly held in oriental decorated tents, with a live show including; folkloric dance, tambourines, and Arabian horses dances.Such a memorable night, returns back the essence and memories of "a thousand and one nights", never to miss it.
www.2travel2egypt.com /Activities/Bedouin/activgeneralinfo.asp   (412 words)

 Sinai - The Bedouin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the vast, arid expanses of the Sinai, as in the Negev and the deserts of Arabia, the many tribes of the bedouin journeyed by camel from oasis to oasis, following a traditional way of life and maintaining a pastoral culture of exceptional grace, honor, and beauty.
Most of the bedouin tribes of the Sinai are descended from peoples who migrated from the Arabian peninsula between the 14th and 18th centuries, making the bedouin themselves relatively recent arrivals in this ancient land.
Today, many of the bedouin of the Sinai have traded their traditional existence for the pursuits and the conventions of the modern world, as startling changes over the last two decades have irrevocably altered the nature of life for the bedouin and for the land they inhabit.
www.geographia.com /egypt/sinai/bedouin.htm   (221 words)

 The Arab Association for Human Rights
The Arab Bedouin are the indigenous inhabitants of the Negev and represent approximately 12% of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel.
The last opportunity for the Bedouin to register their lands against mawat status had been in 1921, (5) at a time when their rights were not challenged by anyone.
Indeed, this will be a radical move which means that the Bedouin would not live on his land with his herds, but would become an urban person who comes home in the afternoon and puts his slippers on…The children would go to school with their hair properly combed.
www.arabhra.org /factsheets/factsheet3.htm   (1765 words)

 The People of Jordan
Bedouins are often stereotyped as constantly wandering the desert in search of water and food for their flocks.
Those Bedouins who still practice pastoralism will camp in one spot for a few months at a time, grazing their herds of goats, sheep or camels until the fodder found in the area is exhausted.
The values of Bedouin society are vested in an ancient code of honor, calling for total loyalty to the clan and tribe in order to uphold the survival of the group.
www.kinghussein.gov.jo /people1.html   (993 words)

 Bedouin Beauty
Originally the Bedouins were limited to Arabia, but their nomadic territory expanded with the Muslim conquests in the 7th century.
Mensaf (a traditional Bedouin meal consisting of rice covered with beef or lamb, cooked with yogurt and flavored with pine nuts) is offered to celebrate the festival.
There is a Bedouin bride dance known as the Hagalla, which came from the western desert of Egypt, near Libya.
www.jasminjahal.com /articles/01_05_bedouin.html   (702 words)

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The families that live to the north and the south of the outpost (that is protected by a fence) live in tents and tin huts, fetch their water in buckets.
Because in many instances populated settlements and open swaths of land will be evacuated, where the Bedouin now reside, to the State's great annoyance, and continue to be jealous of the Jews, who in the best case scenario view the Bedouins with a romantic eye, and in the worst case as a threat.
The Bedouins are citizens of this country but fail to enjoy their rights as such.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3212020,00.html   (915 words)

Bedouin children stay with their mothers in the women's section of the tent until they are about seven years old.
As the Bedouin become more settled, taking other occupations in the government and the military, their social structure is changing.
No matter how little they have, the Bedouin are known for their hospitality and willingness to share with passersby.
www.thefellowship.info /GlobalMissions/UPG/Bedouin.icm   (756 words)

 Bedouin Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bedouins migrate from oasis to oasis utilizing the periphery and moving on.
Due to the nomadic nature of the Bedouin they were unable to establish possession of these oases from the powerful societies of the region.
As the Bedouin moved throughout the region they were surrounded on all sides, the Byzantines to the north, the Sabaeans to the south, the Romans to the west, and the Persians to the east.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/oldworld/middle_east/bedouinculture.html   (342 words)

 Bedouin Woman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The loose, unencumbered dress of the Bedouin woman is well suited to her nomadic life for it requires little maintenance.
The sling arrangement by which a Bedouin woman carries her baby on her back also becomes part of the headdress, for the sling is sup ported across the forehead.
Bedouin wedding dresses are as gay as their everyday dresses may be somber.
almashriq.hiof.no /general/600.technology/640/646/costumes_of_the_Levant/bedouin.html   (425 words)

 New Israel Fund: Issue Area Overview: Bedouin Citizens   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the 120,000 Bedouin living in the Negev comprise 25% of the total population in that region, they have suffered government neglect since the founding of the State of Israel.
Bedouin live in cramped sub-standard 'shantytown' conditions and are forbidden to build permanent structures of any kind, which causes severe hardship for residents.
SHATIL's Bedouin Education Campaign works to promote a broad range of educational needs in the Bedouin community, from the lack of pre-schools and inadequate facilities, to high dropout rates that result in the situation that only 6% of graduation-age Bedouins are eligible for higher education.
www.nif.org /content.cfm?id=1748&currbody=1   (869 words)

 Israel's Bedouin Losing Ground - by Am Johal
This is unacceptable to the Bedouin since in their view it does not give full consideration to their historical claims to the land.
But Bedouin citizens do not have a choice: they can either stay illegally where they are or move to settlement towns that have among the lowest socio-economic indicators of any village in Israel.
The Negev Coexistence Forum was initiated by Jewish and Bedouin citizens to promote issues of coexistence and mutual understanding and to raise Bedouin issues to the Jewish population.
www.antiwar.com /ips/johal.php?articleid=3205   (1246 words)

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The Bedouin are descendants of Arab invaders and the native North African Berber population.
The descendants of the Bani Sulaim and the native Berbers are known as the Sa'adi Bedouin.
The Bedouin are Muslims of the Sanusiya sect.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /EthnoAtlas/Hmar/Cult_dir/Culture.7858   (1049 words)

 Bedouin Camp - Kenya Safari - Samburu
Bedouin Camp, located on the western border of the famous Samburu National Reserve, in the Great Northern Frontier District of Kenya, occupies an 83,000-acre exclusive concession of pristine wilderness.
Bedouin Camp has eight luxury tents (16 beds) located in pools of shade drawn from the Giant Tortilis Acacia Trees and Doum Palms on the white sand banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River.
Dinner is served in the shimmering light of the candelabras in the Bedouin mess tent.
www.africanmeccasafaris.com /kenya/safaris/lodges/bedouincamp.asp   (310 words)

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