Occupied Territories

Activists attacked by masked extremists in the South Hebron Hills

0 Comments 11 January 2017

Last week Israeli activists from Taayush and international activists from the Italian NGO Operation Dove were attacked by masked Israeli extremists as they returned from accompanying Palestinian farmers near the illegal Havat Ma’on outpost. There were more than ten attackers, many of whom we reported to have been minors. Thankfully the activists were not severely injured. More […]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Who is suited for leadership & what are the boundaries of violence?

0 Comments 11 January 2017

It is within the range of human behaviour to respond with great violence to attacks against one kin. However, as Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann shows us in Parashat VaYehi, our forefathers worked hard to ensure that individuals who displayed vengeful personality traits were kept from leadership positions.

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New High Court Petition: Electricity is a basic human necessity

Justice in Israel

New High Court Petition: Electricity is a basic human necessity

0 Comments 11 January 2017

Five people living in poverty who had their electricity shut off have petitioned the High Court demanding to stop the power cut. The current situation neglects Israeli citizens who cannot afford their bills due to economic hardship and injures the elderly, the disabled, the sick, children and single mothers. This petition was submitted by the […]

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Tomorrow at the High Court: Critical discussion regarding the future of Firing Zone 918!

Occupied Territories

Tomorrow at the High Court: Critical discussion regarding the future of Firing Zone 918!

1 Comment 10 January 2017

The struggle against the state’s intention to displace around 1,500 residents of the South Hebron Hills is at a crucial stage. Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11, our colleagues from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) will be at the High Court for an important discussion on the fate of the residents living in Live […]

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General, Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Family, separation and unity

0 Comments 04 January 2017

In Rabbi Noa Mazor’s commentary to Parashat VaYigash, she asks us to reflect on some very difficult questions.

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Occupied Territories

Demolitions in Palestinian Bedouin community Khan al Akhmar

1 Comment 03 January 2017

Yesterday January 2 2017, at one of the offshoots of the Palestinian Bedouin (Jahalin) village Khan al Akhmar, in Mishor Adumim, ten structures were demolished – all apparently used for residential purposes. As a result, residents report over 70 people, mostly children, are left without a roof over their heads in these cold winter days.

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Court orders Palestinians, previously barred from land, be permitted agricultural access

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Court orders Palestinians, previously barred from land, be permitted agricultural access

0 Comments 02 January 2017

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 22 2016 In de facto implementation of controversial “Formalization Law,” Court also permits outpost access road on private Palestinian land to remain

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Education, General

A Hanukkah lesson plan: Shalom bayit and the Hasmonian daughter

0 Comments 29 December 2016

Please feel free to use the following lesson plan, written by Rabbi Nava Hefetz, director of Rabbis for Human Rights’ education program, as you see fit. 

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Justice in Israel, Occupied Territories

Unbelievable! Driver’s Licenses of those who drive for a living revoked due to debts

1 Comment 29 December 2016

According to estimates, hundreds of driver’s licenses are frozen each year by the Bailiff’s Office. For many Israelis, this immediately results in their inability to earn money and pay off the debt they owe. In a story published in Haaretz on this issue, journalist Lee Yaron interviewed Rabbis for Human Rights’ staff Rabbi Idit Lev […]

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General

Hanukkah greeting: Increasing the Light and Burning Away the Darkness

0 Comments 28 December 2016

Please take a moment to read this Hanukkah greeting by Rabbis for Human Rights chairperson, Rabbi Amy Klein. By Rabbi Amy Klein On the first night of Hanukkah, most of us follow the tradition of Hillel and light one candle and then increase the number each night until all eight are lit. However, according to […]

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