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Photo EssaySlideshow: On a Dusty Negev Soccer Field, A Look Inside The Lives Bedouin And Arab Israelis

“Negev” in Hebrew, “an-Naqab” in Arabic. It means dry. It also means South. The Negev desert covers more than one half of Israel’s land space. Like all deserts, it is enchanted, apparently barren and arid yet in reality teeming with life and endowed with natural beauty that is at once mystical and tangible.

For centuries the Bedouin, Negev Arabs, have lived a nomadic life here, engaging in agriculture, goat herding, and living a pastoral life intimately connected to the landscape.

Click here to read more about Dr. Oratz’s photo series and trip.

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