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  • Can a cybersecurity center bloom in Israel’s Negev?

    By Simone Wilson

    3 days ago

    On the far east edge of sprawling Beersheva, a determined weed of a city within Israel’s southern desert expanse, a new school of Zionists — defense techies — are building a live-work hub with an increasingly relevant focus: cybersecurity.

    “Ten years ago, if you were to convince...

  • Israel forced to rethink ‘unconstitutional’ African expulsion plan

    By Simone Wilson

    October 1, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    A historic 216-page ruling handed down on Sept. 22 by the Supreme Court of Israel marks a breakthrough for the young country’s muddled migrant and refugee law.

    In their decision, seven members of the nine-justice panel struck down a recent amendment to Israel’s decades-old...

  • Flash flood in Israel’s desert (VIDEO)

    March 18, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    Is this what the Red Sea looked like when the waters came rushing back after the Israelites had crossed?

    Watch this flash flood from Israel’s Negev Desert as an empty riverbed comes roaring back to life.

  • New Israeli detention center falls flat

    December 17, 2013 | 9:56 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    After three days of walking in the cold and snow, many of them on hunger strike, 150 African asylum seekers were forced onto buses and taken back to the new detention center in the Negev desert. The detainees say they want...

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  • Israel built chemical weapons stockpile, CIA document indicates

    September 10, 2013 | 9:05 am

    A newly discovered CIA document indicates that Israel likely built up its own chemical weapons arsenal.

    Intelligence circles in Washington believe that Israel amassed a stockpile of chemical and biological weapons decades ago to complement its nuclear arsenal, Foreign Policy...

  • The Six-Day War, still

    By Rob Eshman

    June 5, 2013 | 3:11 pm

    The Six-Day War began at 7:10 a.m. on June 5, 1967. By 10 a.m., it was clear Israel had already won.

    In the tense months before the war started, no one predicted such an astonishing victory.  Israel was a small nation surrounded by enemies who had twice the soldiers, twice the...

  • Two toddlers die in accidental fire near Be’er Sheva

    November 16, 2012 | 9:46 am

    Two Israeli Bedouin children died in a fire which they apparently started inside a parking car.

    The boys, ages three and four, may have been playing with matches, a police spokesperson told Israel's Army Radio. The parents of the toddlers left them unattended at an olive grove...

  • Harvesting solar power in Negev Desert

    September 27, 2012 | 11:19 am

    Yosef Abramowitz is running out of time. 

    With only minutes to go until he has to speak to a group of donors at the Jewish National Fund (JNF), Abramowitz looks like he just finished a workout. He’s wearing sneakers, shorts and a white T-shirt featuring an outline of David...

  • Diversity in the Desert

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    For Dr. Jonathan Friedlander, the photography exhibit at UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History evokes vivid memories of the Sunday morning in 1991 he arrived at the central bus station in Be'er Sheva and discovered a place where worlds collide.

    In the photos, soldiers toting Uzis...

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