Israeli government approves first Bedouin ecovillage in Negev

06.12.2011                      10.Kislev. 5772                       Gebet für Regen

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Israeli government approves first Bedouin ecovillage in Negev

Wadi Attir community's primary objective will be to preserve and nurture traditional Bedouin agricultural know-how.

After many years of supporting agricultural and ecological ventures in the Negev intended primarily for Jews, the government this week decided for the first time to also support an ecological-agricultural community for Bedouin.
The ministerial committee for the Negev and Galilee, headed by Vice Prime Minister and Minister for the Development of the Negev and Galilee Silvan Shalom, decided to approve a Bedouin association's proposal to set up a sustainable desert community in the Negev's Wadi Attir, near the Bedouin community of Hura. Currently the Negev has dozens of such communities set up exclusively for Jewish farmers….