Bnei Shimon Regional Council
covers some 120,000 acres in Israel’s northern Negev, and includes
thirteen communities: eight kibbutzim, four moshavim and one new
The council’s communities occupy strategic locations in the country, on
the seam line and around the city of Beer Sheva, capital of the Negev.
The Negev, whose area constitutes about 60% of the country, houses only
about 8% of Israel’s population and has tremendous potential. Bnei
Shimon Regional Council has set itself a major goal, to double its
population in the coming decade.