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For the First Time, Young Bedouin Say: "Don't Vote by Family or Tribe"

In traditional and tribal-based communities like that of the Negev Bedouin, it takes courage to break voting patterns. Today, for the first time during municipal elections, young Bedouin urge friends: "Don't waste your voice, vote your mind."

Spotlight on the South: The People Making the Negev Shine Brighter


Meet the founders of Desert Stars: Muhammad Alnabari, Head of Hura Local Council, and Matan Yaffe, a descendent of Palmach fighters. This is the story of two men—two revolutionaries—who were not supposed to meet. But against all odds, the pair founded the non-profit Desert Stars five years ago.

First Youth Village for Bedouin Leaders

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A modern youth village where 600 promising students from Negev tribes will grow into leaders. Planned for the Beit Kama junction, the village will be an enviable addition to the area. Keep reading to learn about the village's design and curriculum.

One Society, One Future

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"We share one society and one future. If life is hard for my neighbors, my life is impacted as well," said Matan Yaffe, founder of the non-profit organization Desert Stars. After he was attacked in the desert, he decided it was time to take action. Since then, he has established a high school, an extended school-day program, a network for program graduates, and soon a youth village in order to develop a young Bedouin leadership. All that, he accomplished in five years.

Bedouin Students Pave the Way for Future Community Leadership


Nurhan and Bisan study at a school for leadership operated by the non-profit organization Desert Stars, located at the Joe Alon Center on Kibbutz Lahav.

The girls' stories are part of the organization's broader efforts to better conditions for the Bedouin community.

Meet the Young Man Who Dreams of Founding the First Bedouin Youth Movement

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Diab Alghlban, 22, from Ar'ara BaNegev decided that the time had come to found the first youth movement for the Negev Bedouin. So he joined the Desert Stars program, which trains young leaders like himself. Diab says, "It's better to take action than to wallow in self-pity."

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