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York College of PA Director of Jewish Student Life's book on resettlement of Israel’s Negev Bedouin released in paperback

January 18, 2023
Dr. Steven Dinero's book on resettlement

A book on the planned resettlement of Israel’s Negev Bedouin by York College of Pennsylvania’s Director of Jewish Student Life, Dr. Steven Dinero, has been released in paperback version and is available on Amazon. “Settling for Less: The Planned Resettlement of Israel’s Negev Bedouin” is the third in an 11-book series called “Space and Place.”

“I’m so pleased that this volume is now out in a paperback edition,” said Dinero. “It has been a very popular reference for scholars and students alike for some years now, and can be found in university classrooms and libraries across the globe. This paperback edition will, I hope, make the book even more accessible to anyone interested in this timely topic.”

The resettlement of the Negev Bedouin has been wrought with controversy since its inception in the 1960s. Presenting evidence from a two-decade period, Dr. Dinero addresses how the changes that took place over the past 60 to 70 years have served the needs and interests of the State rather than those of the Bedouin community at large. While town living fostered improvements in social and economic development, numerous unintended consequences jeopardized the success of this planning initiative. As a result, the Bedouin community endured excessive hardship and rapid change, abandoning its nomadic lifestyle and traditions in response to the economic, political, and social pressure from the State―and received very little in return.