from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A hilly desert region of southern Israel. Assigned to Israel after the partition of Palestine in 1948, it has various mineral resources.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A desert in Southern Israel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a desert in southern Israel


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  • X-band in the Negev is no good for detecting Iranian (or Russian) missile launches, the wavelength is too short.

    cookin’ with x-band radar

  • Where cultural preservation is not a viable option the Negev is a small place for nomadic tribes, they should at least receive least fair treatment, reasonable help, compensation and a chance to adapt urban life, when possible.

    Protect the Bedouin: demonstration tomorrow | Jewschool

  • Where: The area called the Negev, in the southern part of Palestine, between Kadesh and Shur Genesis 20:1

    Isaac's Resume

  • If most of the half million Israeli Arabs are forgotten Israelis, the 40,000 Bedouins who live in the Negev are the forgotten of the forgotten.

    Forgotten Israelis

  • Alamour called the Negev plan "a second Nakba," the Arabic word for "catastrophe" that Palestinians use to describe the displacement of hundreds of thousands of them in fighting over Israel's establishment in 1948.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • In March, President Shimon Peres attended the 2010 Negev Conference to discuss the nation's plans to settle 300,000 people in the south by 2020, and called the Negev the region of the future.


  • At the same conference, KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler said, "The Negev is the place for current-day pioneers and lends modern-day meaning to Zionism."


  • Go south and you've got the Negev, which is pretty useless, and then the Nile, which while great, was kind of full of Egyptians.

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  • Small and medium-size businesses, the most productive enterprises in the economy, are credit-starved, as are the outlying areas of the Galilee and the Negev.

    Israel's Cottage-Cheese Rebellion

  • This past September alone, the number of Gaza rocket attacks on southern Israel sharply increased, with close to 20 Qassams and mortar rockets fired at residential areas in the western Negev and Ashkelon.

    Anav Silverman: Israel's Settlements Are Not the Real Problem, Only a Red Herring


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