I saw this article a month ago:-
Cabinet approves plan to build 5 new Negev towns. Housing minister praises acceptance of proposal, invokes Zionist vision of settling the desert http://www.timesofisrael.com/cabinet-passes-plan-to-build-5-new-negev-towns/
I was reading Jeremiah 32 today;
Jeremiah 32 : 42 “This is what the Lord says: As I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised them. 43 Once more fields will be bought in this land of which you say, ‘It is a desolate waste, without people or animals, for it has been given into the hands of the Babylonians.’ 44 Fields will be bought for silver, and deeds will be signed, sealed and witnessed in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, because I will restore their fortunes, declares the Lord.”
Here is the western Negev. A big empty space!
The desert has a mere 8% of Israel’s population. With a highway containing Beer Sheva being the main desert city. Sde Boker and Mitzpe Ramon (which I visited in 2013 before I left) being quite small.
Israel will be needing to fit a lot more people in the country with Jewish people needing to flee France and Belgium as issue of radical Islam spirals out of control. Please pray that these whole new communities will built quickly and homes and jobs will provided for the incoming new immigrants.