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From our friends at Christian-Jewish Allies:

“Umm al-Hiran and Hiran: Israeli Land Law, Bedouin Claims, and the New Settlers,” a presentation by Joe Getzoff
@ St, Paul’s Episcopal Church
22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, Chestnut Hill, PA

 

Umm al-Hiran is a Bedouin unrecognized village in the northern Naqab (in Arabic)/Negev (in Hebrew) region of Israel that is under increasingly violent duress and demolition. Unrecognized villages do not appear on official maps, lack in basic services and utilities, and are under constant threat from the state. About 70,000 Bedouin citizens currently reside in about 40 unrecognized villages in the northern Naqab/Negev. State planners are trying to move the villagers of Umm al-Hiran into the nearby Bedouin town of Hurah, in order to construct a new Jewish town, to be called “Hiran.” Hiran is supported by organizations that are part of the religious settler movement that is increasingly turning their sights towards the Naqab/Negev.

 

This presentation will focus on ongoing conflict between the State of Israel and Bedouin citizens in the Naqab/Negev region. It will also look at several of the main organizations that are both linked to the settler movement and are responsible for some of the increased pressure against Bedouins. The presentation is based on a year and a half of recent field work in the Naqab/Negev region.

The presentation will be about 30 minutes, followed by a Q & A.

 

Joe Getzoff was a founding member of CJ Allies and is a PhD Candidate in Geography at the University of Minnesota. Joe conducted field work in the Naqab/Negev with the support of a Fulbright Fellowship and a University of Minnesota Thesis Grant from July 2015 to January 2017.

From our friends at Christian-Jewish Allies:

“Umm al-Hiran and Hiran: Israeli Land Law, Bedouin Claims, and the New Settlers,” a presentation by Joe Getzoff

 

June 25th, 4-5 PM

St, Paul’s Episcopal Church
22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, Chestnut Hill, PA.

 

Umm al-Hiran is a Bedouin unrecognized village in the northern Naqab (in Arabic)/Negev (in Hebrew) region of Israel that is under increasingly violent duress and demolition. Unrecognized villages do not appear on official maps, lack in basic services and utilities, and are under constant threat from the state. About 70,000 Bedouin citizens currently reside in about 40 unrecognized villages in the northern Naqab/Negev. State planners are trying to move the villagers of Umm al-Hiran into the nearby Bedouin town of Hurah, in order to construct a new Jewish town, to be called “Hiran.” Hiran is supported by organizations that are part of the religious settler movement that is increasingly turning their sights towards the Naqab/Negev.

 

This presentation will focus on ongoing conflict between the State of Israel and Bedouin citizens in the Naqab/Negev region. It will also look at several of the main organizations that are both linked to the settler movement and are responsible for some of the increased pressure against Bedouins. The presentation is based on a year and a half of recent field work in the Naqab/Negev region.

The presentation will be about 30 minutes, followed by a Q & A.

 

Joe Getzoff was a founding member of CJ Allies and is a PhD Candidate in Geography at the University of Minnesota. Joe conducted field work in the Naqab/Negev with the support of a Fulbright Fellowship and a University of Minnesota Thesis Grant from July 2015 to January 2017.