BUSTAN: Negev Unplugged Tours

BUSTAN: Negev Unplugged Tours

For over a decade now, Bustan has been holding tours throughout the Negev region that are alternative to the mainstream "touristic" tours, which mostly portray the Bedouins in a romanticized way. Bustan offers a chance to glimpse into the real life of the Israeli Bedouins - their history, their social status in Israel, the problems and hardships they face from the state, and the conflicts their identity is undergoing in modern times. 

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BUSTAN is an Israeli NGO engaged in empowering the Bedouin minority while preserving its culture and promoting a sustainable way of life that can serve as a model for all Israelis. Our work is focused on developing a model for community empowerment projects based on principles of sustainable development and permaculture. Bustan believes that despite the ongoing conflict between the Bedouin society and the state of Israel a bridge can be built that will integrate the Bedouin minority in Israeli s ...