Jews didn’t Bloom Negev Dessert

New York-born investigative artist, writer and photographer, Fazal Ilahi Sheikh, 50, with help from a few Israeli Jews has succeeded in debunking Israeli myth of blooming the Negev desert by European Jew settlers.

In 1943, David Ben-Gurion the leader of World Zionist movement conceived colonial fantasy of making Negev Desert, which makes more than 50% of the Zionist entity’s mass and gifted to Europe’s unwanted Jews by the US, UK and Soviet Union, bloom by settling four million foreign Jews. That dream of Yihud Hanegev remains the cornerstone of every Zionist regime’s policy to maintain the occupation demographically a Jewish majority in the land where before WWI, Jews made only 5% of total population and possessed only 2.5% of land.

In the early days of Jewish occupation of Palestine, Jew settlers from Europe and Russia did establish small agricultural communities, kibbutzim and moshavim along the border with Jordan and near Gaza Strip. But for the last four decades, the Zionist regimes have used Negev Desert as a dumping ground for the poor working-class migrants from Middle East, Ethiopia, Eritrea, East European countries, South Sudan and Russia – in development towns including Dimona, Ofakim, and Netivot. These towns have become breeding ground for Jewish criminals due to lack of employment and poverty.

Prior to creation of state of Israel by western powers, Bedouin Arabs lived and worked the Negev for hundreds of years as farmers, herders, and trackers. After the establishment of Israel, a great majority of them fled to Egypt and Jordan. The remaining 11,000 Bedouin were concentrated into an area known as the Siyag, a roughly triangular space east of Beersheba, West of Arad and North of Dimona. Within the Siyag, an estimated 206,000 Bedouin today reside, of which 30,000-70,000 live in dispersal,” wrote Liam Hoare at Jewish The Tower Magazine in September 2013.

Fazal Sheikh also provided photography for the book, The Conflict Shoreline, authored by Israeli theorist professor Eyal Weizman (here). The author investigates and exposes Israel’s long history of use of climate change in Negev Desert as a political tool.

On December 2, 2010, professor Neve Gordon (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) blamed Christian Zionists of donating money to help Zionist thugs in blooming the Negev Desert by uprooting the native Bedouin.


One response to “Jews didn’t Bloom Negev Dessert

  1. “It is not only in dubious ancient mythology that Israel is founded. A state so founded had to create its own modern mythology from the start. One such piece of modern mythology which has become well rooted in western perceptions is that Jewish pioneers “made the desert bloom” , that by their know how and hard work, they transformed an uncultivable, mountainous, swampy and arid land into fertile and productive fields. Dr Moishe Saltiel, a highly qualified and experienced engineer, agronomist and water engineer, who emigrated from Greece to Palestine in 1932, has shown the facts tell a different story. Dr Saltiel’s researches show that in 1945, according to British Mandatory statistics, the cultivated area of Palestine was 920,000 hectares while, according to a survey in 1946, there were 60,000 cultivable hectares in the Golan Heights. By the 1980’s, the total cultivated area of the same land – Israel, West Bank, the Gaza strip and Golan – was 650,000 hectares – a third less than at the time of the establishment of Israel.

    Exactly contrary to the mythology, cultivated land in the Negev [desert] has actually been turned into desert. Before the establishment of Israel, the Bedouin had for centuries cultivated land wherever water was to be found, in even the most arid areas of the Negev desert. Forty years after the establishment of Israel, less than half the previously fertile land in the Negev was under cultivation. The Bedouin had been displaced and the area became a major base for the Israeli army, for large industrial zones, including the site of the huge complex where Israeli nuclear arms are manufactured, and a dumping ground for toxic waste.
    Excerpt from: “Palestine – An Inescapable Duty” by David Watkins

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