Latest Bedouin News

Trailblazing Arab lawmaker shakes up Israeli politics

Jan. 17, 2022 01:46 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Mansour Abbas broke a longstanding taboo when he led his Arab party into Israel's governing coalition last year. The bold move appears to be paying dividends. Abbas, a once obscure politician, is the linchpin of the shaky union, securing hefty budgets and...

Police disperse Bedouin protesters in southern Israel

Jan. 13, 2022 11:59 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of Bedouin Arabs protesting a tree-planting campaign they say is aimed at pushing them off disputed land. It was the third consecutive day of demonstrations by Bedouin...

Israel moves to resolve crisis after Bedouins protest

Jan. 12, 2022 09:23 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s fragile governing coalition moved to resolve a crisis on Wednesday after Arab Bedouin staged protests against tree-planting by nationalists on disputed land in the Negev desert. Some protesters on Tuesday evening hurled stones at vehicles on a highway...

In UAE desert, camels compete for crowns in beauty pageant

Dec. 24, 2021 01:08 AM EST

LIWA, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Deep in the desert of the United Arab Emirates, the moment that camel breeders had been waiting for arrived. Families hauled their camels through wind-carved sands. Servers poured tiny cups of Arabic coffee. Judges descended on desert lots. ...

Dozens of camels barred from Saudi beauty contest over Botox

Dec. 08, 2021 05:26 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi authorities have conducted their biggest-ever crackdown on camel beauty contestants that received Botox injections and other artificial touch-ups, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday, with over 40 camels disqualified from the annual...

Rights group: Israeli settler violence tool to seize land

Nov. 14, 2021 06:48 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has been using settler violence as a “major informal tool” to drive Palestinians from farming and pasture lands in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli rights group said Sunday. A report by the group B’Tselem detailed the takeover of nearly...

Palestinians say dozens of cars wrecked in settler vandalism

Nov. 09, 2021 10:53 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian eyewitnesses said a group of Israeli settlers vandalized dozens of cars in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. A number of witnesses told an Associated Press photographer that Israeli settlers entered the town of al-Bireh near the...