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.