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Face depicting Jesus Christ discovered at ancient church in Negev Desert
Although the painting is incomplete, University of Haifa archeologists were able to examine the facial outline.
Ben-Gurion Day marks a vision of Israel’s future in the desert
His prophetic words, “It is in the Negev where the creativity and pioneering vigor of Israel shall be tested,” are being realized today.
Negev town to aid families of children with medical and therapeutic needs
The construction of a new community named “Daniel” is being built in collaboration with Merhavim; the Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing; and ALEH, Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities
Massive storm heads towards Israel, authorities warn of winds and flash floods
Israelis brace for the first storm of the winter season, with heavy rainfall, strong winds, hail and possible flooding expected across the country.
Future community center breaks ground in the southern Negev
Megan E. Turner
The event, at this particular time in history, made a poignant statement—one that echoes throughout the region as terrorists from nearby Gaza continue to try to literally “burn out” Israelis from border towns.
How can Israel bring order from anarchy among the Negev Bedouin?
Ariel Ben Solomon
“The state has the choice between appeasing the Bedouin and coercing them to obey the state law,” says Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a research associate at Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and a leading scholar on Arab culture.
Israeli couple rescued after building ‘SOS’ out of rocks
The pair was reported missing on Monday by their family after they failed to arrive at their Beresheet Hotel room in southern Israel, opting first to take a walk.
Israeli police crack down on weapons after Bedouin video of M-16 shootings at wedding
The groom and members of the wedding party were brought in for questioning by police. Police said they seized “unprecedented” numbers of illegal weapons in 2017, “especially in Arab communities.”
Israeli scientists simulate Mars environment at secret location in Israel’s Negev
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
Six scientists and technical experts "landed on Mars" on Friday, or rather, a secret and isolated site near Mitzpe Ramon in southern Israel to participate in the D-Mars Project, a first-of-its-kind simulation in Israel in conjunction with the Israel Space Agency and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space.
Love of the land (and the heart) blooms in the desert
Israel’s Arava desert seems an unprepossessing place to find uplifting stories of love. But looks are deceiving, and what may appear as a largely barren landscape to outsiders is in reality much more hospitable—and full of life and love.