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 The Negev
In 1947 and 1948, when the boundaries of the Jewish and Arab states were being debated by diplomats, David Ben-Gurion insisted the Negev be part of the Jewish state.
The gateway to the Negev is a place that once was little more than a watering hole for Abraham's sheep.
The Central Negev is marked by Makhtesh Ramon, which is usually referred to as a crater, but is actually a valley surrounded by steep walls.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vie/desert.html   (856 words)

 Negev Desert Botanical Garden
The Negev desert in southern Israel is a remarkable arid region which forms part of the great Saharo-Arabian desert belt which extends from the Sahara and the Atlantic seaboard on the west side of Africa, across the Arabian desert to the desert of Sind in India in the east.
The endemic plants of the Negev are largely ignored in new landscape and environmental proposals and although a great deal of knowledge has been accumulated about the different species, their robust and aesthetic qualities are often disregarded and the plants are passed over for foreign species.
An area in the Negev Highlands between the town of Yerucham, the Kibbutz and university campus at Sde Boqer and the town of Mizpe Ramon.
www.benzkotz.dircon.co.uk /web.html   (1914 words)

 IMI Negev - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The IMI Negev is a light-weight, 5.56 mm calibre, belt-fed, bipod mounted, Israeli machine gun used as a squad assault weapon (SAW).
The Negev allows for a shortened barrel and box magazine to be fitted and the stock removed, producing a very compact weapon.
In conjuction with this the weapon has a select fire choice and also a variable rate of fire between 700–850 or 850–1000 rounds per minute.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/IMI_Negev   (277 words)

 Negev Bar Kayma - נגב בר קיימא   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Land of the Negev is part and parcel of the heritage and traditions of the peoples who trace their origins to common forefathers.
Negev Bar-Kayyama - called “Sustainable Development for the Negev” (SDN) in English - strives to increase environmental awareness and protection of the Negev region, encourage public participation in decisions affecting development in the region, and help be a catalyst for sustainable development.
Negev Bar-Kayyama (SDN) is registered with the Israel Ministry of Interior as a non-profit, non-governmental, tax-exempt organization.
www.negev.org.il /hadover/barkayma/about_eng.asp?lang=eng   (1249 words)

Negev light machine gun (LMG) has every sign of being a world class weapon, in the IMI tradition.
IDF plans call for adoption of the Negev by the army, air force and navy, to be put in service on helicopters, patrol ships and armored vehicles, and to replace its NATO-standard MAG machine-gun with the Negev.
The Negev Commando is a shortened variant of the Negev LMG.
www.israeli-weapons.com /weapons/small_arms/negev/Negev.html   (312 words)

 Middle East Report Online: Bedouin in the Negev Face New "Transfer" by Jonathan Cook
The Negev, some two thirds of the new state's land mass, was viewed as a huge tract that could absorb future Jewish immigration.
The rest of the Negev, some 85 percent of the total land mass, was declared off limits, designated as blocs of military zones and conservation parks.
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.
www.merip.org /mero/mero051003.html   (2568 words)

 Negev, Israel
The Negev ("desert", "arid land" in Hebrew), the most southerly part of Israel, is bounded on the west by the Egyptian-Israeli frontier and the Gaza Strip, on the east by the Arava depression and on the north approximately by a line running between Gaza and En Gedi.
The Negev seems to have become an arid area between 10,000 and 7500 B.C. In the 18th century B.C. Abraham came from the north to Beersheba.
To the south, in the Negev uplands, the land rises, reaching a height of 1,035m/336ft in Mount Ramon.
www.planetware.com /israel/negev-isr-st-ng.htm   (779 words)

 The Bedouins of the Negev confront a modern society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Until 1948, the area of the Negev was characterized by Bedouin tent settlements.
The Negev's towns have been characterized by limited employment opportunities, low wages, and more recently (at the end of the 80's and beginning of the 90's) by immigrants from Russia and Ethiopia.
With regard the Bedouins of the Negev, the situation is more volatile on account of their lack of identification with the State, yet this the lack of identification will deepen if the group continues to see itself as treated unequally.
www.wzo.org.il /en/resources/view.asp?id=588&subject=151   (1848 words)

 The Desert
This, in fact, is the region that gave birth to civilization on the banks of the great rivers that surround the desert, and in the oases on the fringes of the wilderness.
Located south of Beersheba in the Central Negev, Makhtesh Ramon is usually referred to as a crater, but it is not an impact crater from a meteorite, it is actually a "makhtesh," a valley surrounded by steep walls and drained by a single "wadi" (riverbed).
Shivta was a supply center for the northern Negev when the Nabateans were in power and a key outpost to protect pilgrims traveling to Mt. Sinai during the Byzantine period.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vie/Hillel/Desert.html   (1557 words)

 RAMAT NEGEV DESERT AGRO-RESEARCH CENTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With the imminent put in operation of the water desalination plant near Nizzana many new problems arise: how to get rid of the resulting salt brine, how to correct the chemical composition of the water for agricultural use etc. The experiments on these problems will be carried out near the desalination device, near Nizzana.
The Ramat Negev Regional Council administrates the center, but the experiments are done not only by local researchers but also together with other scientists from Ben Gurion University, the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University, the Volcani Institute and more.
Negev, Israel and several other countries’ farmers are currently using the results of the studies at the center.
www.ramat-negev.org.il /info/mop/about.htm   (1298 words)

 Negev Databases
Describes 50 years of History of the Negev through looking at 50 pictures that were taken between the years 1948-1998.
The negev during World War I. During World War I the Negev was a strategic area on the way to Cairo.
This database describes the formation of the Negev Highland Landscape as a complex process: the Geological processes that created the rocks, the geomorphological processes that shaped the landscape, the climatic change over time.
www.boker.org.il /english/negevdbases.htm   (1006 words)

 Bibliography By Prof. A. Negev
AVDAT - A Caravan Halt in the Negev, Archaeology 14 (1961), pp.
Mampsis (?) in the Northeastern Negev, Ariel 16 (1966), pp.
The Cathedral of Elusa and the New Typology and Chronology of the Byzantine Churches of the Negev, Liber Annuus XXXIX (1989), pp.
www.nabateans.org /bio.htm   (1814 words)

 Israel's Negev Desert
The Western Negev is characterized by 10 inches of rain per year, with light and partially sandy soils.
The Central Negev, with the city of Beer Sheva in its midst, has an annual precipitation of 8 inches and is characterized by impervious soil, allowing minimum penetration of water with greater soil erosion and water runoff.
The Negev Foundation, wishing to follow in the footsteps of David Ben-Gurion, has recognized the potential of the Negev and actively promotes desert agricultural innovation in all its spheres, so that not only will the region become economically viable, but also be attractive for settlement.
www.negev.org /About/negev_desert.htm   (438 words)

 Search: Negev - FOX News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Negev Law -News and commentary relating to events in Israel, the occupied territories, and the world, along with an archive of past issues...
Negev is a desert region in southern Israel.
Negev is Israel's southern desert, but it is an area full of life.
search.foxnews.com /_1_KMOTEB0422EI5J__info.foxnws/search/web/Negev   (697 words)

 UJC - Israel21C: Negev Development on the Fast Track
The dream of large-scale development and modernization of the southern Negev region is as old as the state of Israel itself, first articulated by the founding prime minister David Ben-Gurion, who chose to make the region his home, and now by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who considers his Negev ranch there his primary residence.
Efforts to bring real change to the Negev have fallen by the wayside - they were not comprehensive or well-funded enough to counteract the tendencies of a population that has clung stubbornly to the central plain region and resisted moving south.
True economic development in the Negev will mean the difference between the massive relocation of IDF families to the south, or officers who commute south for the day from their homes in greater Tel Aviv.
www.ujc.org /content_display.html?ArticleID=168562   (1460 words)

 Negev - Wikitravel
The Negev [1] is a large desert that covers the entire southern half of Israel.
The Negev is also the poorest and most under-developed region in Israel, but is best place in the country to view silent desert scenery.
The distance across the Negev from Tel Aviv to Eilat is around 360 kilometers, covered by Egged express bus in 5 hours.
wikitravel.org /en/Negev   (453 words)

 Daily Bible Study - The Negev
Both names are quite appropriate - the Negev is the southernmost area of Israel, and it is most definitely one of the most arid Bible Places.
The Negev stretches southward from the mountains and lowlands of Judah where the rolling hills terminate abruptly along the desert.
At the Division Of The Land, the Negev was allotted to the tribes of Simeon (Joshua 19:1-9) and Judah (Joshua 15:20-31)
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/negev.htm   (254 words)

 IMI Negev   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Negev Commando includes a forward grip in place of the bipod.
The Negev can use the standard "soft assault drum" (a soft nylon bag) which stores 200 rounds of belted 5.56mm ammunition (*adding approximately 6 lbs/2.7 kg to the weapon's weight).
As a redundancy feature, the Negev is also equipped to use Galil detachable box magazines of any capacity.
matrix.dumpshock.com /raygun/firearms/mg/negev.html   (284 words)

 Alibris: Negev   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Negev, first published over a decade ago, told the story of some twenty years of study of southern Israel's desert.
For 3000 years the Bedouin people have conveyed the wisdom of their culture from one generation to the next by means of spoken proverbs.
The Bedouin in the Negev region have undergone a remarkable change of life style in the course of the 20th century: within a few generations they changed from being nomads to an almost sedentary and highly educated population.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Negev   (680 words)

 JTA NEWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It’s very different from the Ukraine,” said Larisa Protasova, 17, as she posed for a photo on the edge of a sand dune.
A recent immigrant to Israel, it was her first time seeing the Negev.
Protasova was one of 16,000 young Israelis — including immigrants as well as soldiers, students and youth group members — who were brought to the Negev on day trips last week, part of a campaign to convince them to make their lives here one day.
jta.org /page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=16173&intcategoryid=5   (153 words)

 Jenny Bahou and Ivette Nessim - Foodways of the Beduins in the Negev
Negev desert, in the south, originated in tribes which came from Sinai and the Arabian Peninsula (Madrell, 3).
The Negev Beduins have long been practicing simple techniques of concentrating the winter rains onto small areas, which then become fertile, by constructing dams.
An Exhibit : Foodways of the Beduins in the Negev
www.otal.umd.edu /~vg/pwf98/pw13/final.html   (2803 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Negev
Negev, desert region, southern Israel, comprising the southern half of the country and covering an area of approximately 12,800 sq km (approximately...
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 THE ORIGINS AND EMERGENCE OF WEST SEMITIC ALPHABETIC SCRIPTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If at one time it was assumed that inscriptions discovered in the Negev were but the traces of Thamudic tribes passing through the region, particularly along the main trade routes, this assemblage of inscriptions, as well as additional inscriptions, published and unpublished, now calls for a reevaluation of the subject.
Their conclusion was that the inscriptions at Nahal `Avedat date to the period of the colonization of the Negev enacted by the Royal Kings of the House of Judah to secure safer trade lanes from the Gulf of Elath to the Mediterranean (six to eight hundred years before the dates suggested by Winnett).
We have discovered a script in the Negev of Israel that appears to be a local variation of Proto-Canaanite [a generic formative script widely used among Canaanite peoples during the second millennium B.C.].
www.lib.byu.edu /~imaging/negev/Origins.html   (2686 words)

 Negev Arabs data deleted from statistical records -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Israeli central statistics office is deleting the data on the Arab residents living in the Negev desert to the south of the Palestinian occupied territories from its official statistics in a bid to obliterate their existence, Murad Al-Sane'a, a Palestinian lawyer, revealed.
Sane'a charges that the step falls in line with Israel’s policy of removing all data which proves the existence of Palestinians and Arab inhabitants residing in those lands by claiming that new births are not included in the Israeli statistical records.
Sane’a points out that the measure undertaken by Israel results in the Negev Arabs being deprived of basic services such as electricity, water networks, education, and health, whose distribution is made in accordance with the population density.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=9183   (589 words)

 The Negev Desert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
First, at 31 degrees latitude the Negev is well within the belt where deserts tend to form in the Northern Hemisphere.
Yet the part of the Negev that is south of the Ramon Crater lacks this sea to its west.
There are spectacular examples of erosion in the Negev, but falling rain had only a small part in their making.
www.netours.com /2003/Negev.htm   (667 words)

 The Jewish Post - News - The Negev - Israel's Manifest Destiny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Negev represents 60 percent of Israel's land mass and less than 8 percent of the population lives in its barren, rocky, austere and beautiful terrain.
Many countries have had vast areas of what many considered to be uninhabitable land at one time, which eventually became some of the most important parts of their developed societies.
For Israel, that land is the Negev and it's already happening.
www.jewishpost.com /jp1006/jpn1006a.htm   (600 words)

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