Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

El Arakib destroyed for the 80th time in the middle of mediation between parties

0 Comments 15 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE | JANUARY 14 2015 The Negev Coexistence Forum reports that Israeli forces entered the village of Al Arakib this morning and destroyed all present structures for the 80th time in recent years. This demolition was carried out despite the fact that a mediation process between the state and the residents of Al Arakib [...]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Opening the Gate of Repentance

0 Comments 13 January 2015

Does God take away Pharaoh’s agency, or does he merely establish the necessary conditions so that Pharaoh can come to learn about repentance and choice? In Parashat Va’era, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann shows us that there is always opportunity to work towards positive change in our world.

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Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Mature olive trees felled in Palestinian village Yassuf

0 Comments 12 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE | January 11th 2015 Estimated 50 mature olive trees were discovered felled in the Palestinian village Yassuf on January 11th. Mature trees are more expensive, and it will take the farmers decades in order to make up for the losses caused by today’s destruction. Trees cut in this fashion almost invariably die. Rabbis [...]

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General, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Occupied Territories

RHR helps in distribution of blankets to Jahalin Bedouin during winter storm

0 Comments 10 January 2015

The second week of January 2015 has brought with it unusually low temperatures, rain and even snow to our region. Tragically, for the most vulnerable populations among us, this is not merely an inconvenience but a serious and life threatening danger. Reports from Gaza reveal that two infants have lost their lives due to the [...]

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General, ICCI

Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) becomes a new department of RHR

0 Comments 08 January 2015

As of January 1 2015, Rabbis for Human Rights is pleased to announce that the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) has now become a department of RHR. For more details from senior Rabbi Arik Ascherman and ICCI founder and director Dr. Rabbi Ron Kronish, please see below. 

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STUDENTS: Plant trees with us in solidarity with Palestinians

0 Comments 08 January 2015

Dear Students, Partners and Friends, I know that some of you are on vacation and others of you are studying for exams, and many of you are experiencing your first snow in Jerusalem. I am scheduled to return from England Friday morning, and wish I was in Jerusalem playing in the snow with my children. [...]

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Justice in Israel, Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Torah Portion: What makes a good leader?

0 Comments 06 January 2015

In Parashat Shmot, Rabbi Idit Lev examines Moses, one of our people’s greatest leaders, and asks what we should remember from his story as we prepare to enter the voting booth.

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Justice in Israel, Legal Work

In letter to Attorney General, RHR demands illegal sale of public housing apartments stop

0 Comments 05 January 2015

On Thursday January 1 2015, Rabbis for Human Rights along with the Public Housing Forum sent a letter to the legal advisor of Israel’s government demanding that, in addition to an investigation of how it happened, the sale of public housing apartments to party affliates of Building Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) be stopped. While thousands of citizens [...]

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Occupied Territories

US Consulate car stoned by right-wing extremists near Adei Ad outpost

1 Comment 03 January 2015

 A car belonging to the convoy of the US Consulate was stoned by right-wing extremists near the outpost of Adi Ad and the Palestinian village of Turmus Ayya on January 2 2015. The convoy was accompanied by Palestinians.

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Occupied Territories

Estimated 5,000 olive trees destroyed between Palestinian village Turmus Ayya & outpost Adei Ad

0 Comments 03 January 2015

January 1: Thousands of olive tree saplings reported uprooted or destroyed between the Palestinian village of Turmos Ayya and the outpost Adei Ad.  Initial estimates believed the number of trees destroyed to number around 5,000.

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