Israeli human rights campaigner Haia Noach will be presenting the issue of Bedouin land rights and displacement in the Negev, with a Q&A session. Please don’t miss this important opportunity to hear from the Director and Co-Founder of the Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality.
Doors open at 1830 for an 1845 start. Presentation and then Q & A until 2000 followed by further informal discussion. The event is free and open to all, but please RSVP
Haia Noach and the Negev Coexistence Forum (NCF) have been tirelessly working for “an Israel in which Palestinians and Jewish people can exist as equals” . The NCF has been campaigning for many years on behalf of the Bedouin villages of the Negev, which are not recognised by the State. The villagers are disadvantaged: they are not provided with paved roads, connection to water or electricity grids, even though they are citizens of the Israeli state. Their houses are refused planning permission, leading to many house demolitions. The village of Al-Araqib has been demolished over 80 times since 2010; the village of Um el Hiran is still currently threatened with imminent demolition so that a new Jewish village may be built instead.
The Negev Coexistence Forum was awarded Special Consultative status by the UN Economic and Social Council in 2013 and has submitted many documents to UN committees.