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Negev

The Negev (, Tiberian vocalization: ) or Naqab ( an-Naqab) is a desert and semidesert region of southern Israel. The region's largest city and administrative capital is Beersheba (pop. 196,000), in the north. At its southern end is the Gulf of Aqaba and the resort city of Eilat. It contains several development towns, including Dimona, Arad and Mitzpe Ramon, as well as a number of small Bedouin cities, including Rahat and Tel as-Sabi. There are also several kibbutzim, including Revivim and Sde Boker; the latter became the home of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, after his retirement from politics.

The desert is home to the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, whose faculties include the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research and the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies, both located on the Midreshet Ben-Gurion campus adjacent to Sde Boker.

In October 2012, global travel guide publisher Lonely Planet rated the Negev second on a list of the world's top ten regional travel destinations for 2013, noting its current transformation through development.

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Negev

Negev \Negev\ prop. n. A desert in Southern Israel.

Syn: Negev Desert.

Usage examples of "negev".

The trouble now is that there are rumors of miracle workers in the Negev, not far from here.

ACR, still based in the Negev Desert, as part of America's commitment to Israeli security.

I was talking with Scan Connolly the other day--he's CO of the 10th ACR in the Negev Desert," Hamm explained to the Russian.

Before him, spread over about ten square miles in the Negev Training Area, were the Merkava tanks and infantry carriers of the Israeli army's 7th Armored Brigade, all with yellow lights blinking and purple smoke rising from their turrets.

It was a hard lesson for the Israelis, so hard that nobody really learned it until he'd visited the Negev Training Area, the NTA, and had his head handed to him.

In a real emergency, we'd airlift the personnel from the 1 Oth ACR in the Negev Desert.

I hereby authorize the Marines on Elneal to put into effect the Negev Protocol.

A squad came under heavy fire from a large number of men in a village in the Negev district.

The special devices we discussed, you will find them beneath a sulphur extraction plant near Sodom in the Negev desert.

He left unsaid that the prohibition against invoking Negev was also why the artillery wouldn't be landed until after Oppalia was secured.

Be advised, Security and Intelligence has launched an aerial attack on several million armed subversives of the Global Community in a mountain enclave discovered by ground forces about fifty miles southeast of Mizpe Ramon in the Negev Desert.

These were lured away from considering the claims of Christ himself, usually by the promise of drinkable water, but once they had made their decisions for the evil ruler, either he snuffed them out as he had done in the Negev or God slew them.

Never knowing when and where they might be protected outside of the Negev, Tribulation Force pilots took evasive action.

Be advised, Security and Intelli­gence has launched an aerial attack on several million armed subversives of the Global Community in a moun­tain enclave discovered by ground forces about fifty miles southeast of Mizpe Ramon in the Negev Desert.

Never knowing when and where they might be pro­tected outside of the Negev, Tribulation Force pilots took evasive action.