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Struggle for control of Israel's Negev

Israel's founding father, David Ben Gurion, said the Negev desert - a vast tract of land in the south of the country - was key to its survival.

Sixty years on, some fear the idea of populating the desert with Jewish settlers is turning into a demographic fight.

Newsnight's Tim Whewell reports.

Israeli push to fulfil desert dream unsettles Negev Bedouin

  • 16 Jan 2013