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  • Israel confronts shared future with Bedouin citizens

    By Carin M. Smilk

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    At first glance, Um Batin seems almost familiar. It's as if you've glimpsed something like it before in a TV docudrama, or on the glossy pages of National Geographic or as part of a news clip on CNN. It's part Middle Eastern, part African. It's part dust bowl, part fledgling village....
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev reaches out to Bedouin women

    By Dina Kraft

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Every morning, Hana'a Abokaf leaves her village on the slopes of the Negev Desert, where electricity is powered by a generator and camels and goats graze near cinderblock and tin houses.

    Abokaf, 20, rides the bus to the university where she is a first-year medical student. Just by...