By Ben Sousa, Yahel Social Change Program
I love the Negev. I love the colors of the rocks, I love the geological history of the Arava valley and the Makteshim and every unique rock feature that can be found in that relatively small area. I love how open it feels, when you stare out and see mountains to climb or rolling hills of gravel and sand. I spent a good month and a half wandering in that desert over the course of my life, and so I understand why there would be a conflict over it; why people can uproot their lives and move out to lone farms and why Bedouin are so tied to it. It is a special place.
With that said…let me tell you about our seminar in the Negev.
Our seminar in the north was primarily focused on community and learning the history of different communities in Israel (traditional and urban...