Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Parasha: The Fight Against Human Trafficking

2 Comments 14 September 2016

As we read the dvar Torah of Rabbi Gail Diamond to Parashat Ki Teitzei, we are reminded that sex slavery and human trafficking are tragedies that persist across the centuries, from biblical times to modern day Israel. What is being done to combat these atrocious abuses of human rights?

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General, Justice in Israel, Occupied Territories

Violations against rights of nationalistic crime suspects must be monitored

0 Comments 13 September 2016

RHR to Israel’s Internal Security Service: Human rights violations against those suspected of nationalistic crimes and terrorism must be monitored.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Road blockages disrupt lives of 90,000 Palestinians in Northern West Bank

0 Comments 07 September 2016

Blockages and barricades in a number of Palestinian villages in the Northern West Bank have disrupted the lives of 90,000 people since Monday evening. The action is an unreasonable form of collective punishment in response to claims by the army of stone throwing on Route 60.    Rabbis for Human Rights has written an urgent […]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: A Unity of Differences

0 Comments 06 September 2016

In her commentary to Parashat Shoftim, Rabbi Mira Raz shows us that just as we must pursue balance, justice and equality in our laws and our society, we must also pursue such within ourselves.   

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Justice in Israel

Initial Progress on Recouping Bail Fees

0 Comments 05 September 2016

Although there is still no explanation as to how one can recoup bail fees on the Israeli police website,  we have discovered that now there is a system for tracking the status of the bail funds paid by uncharged suspects.

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Lieberman expresses desire to come to agreed upon solution regarding Susya

0 Comments 04 September 2016

We are pleased to hear Minister of Defense Lieberman’s statement on his desire to come to an agreed upon solution in regards to the Palestinian village of Susya. We hope that behind this rhetoric of reconciliation stands a sincere intention to find a just solution and not an attempt to divert criticism.

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Response of the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty to the Approval of the State Budget

Justice in Israel

Response of the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty to the Approval of the State Budget

0 Comments 01 September 2016

The Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty calls upon the Government to act on its promise to implement the recommendations of the “Committee for Combatting Poverty,”  leading to a steady decline in the extent and depth of poverty and the expansion of equal opportunities.

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Parasha: All who are thirsty come to the water…

0 Comments 31 August 2016

In this week’s Dvar Torah, Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom reminds us that despite all the human rights abuses swirling around us, there are still stories of success where the rights of the most vulnerable are protected.

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General, Occupied Territories

“Why are you silent when settler homes are demolished?”

1 Comment 30 August 2016

“What’s the difference between the demolition of Palestinian homes and the demolition of settler homes? Settlers also get their homes demolished, no? “ This is a comment we’ve heard many times. Please find our response to it below.

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Justice in Israel

Difficulties recouping bail hurts the nation’s weakest

0 Comments 29 August 2016

An article in Haaretz was published on August 29th in response to a “Freedom of Information Act” request filed by Rabbis for Human Rights coupled with months of assistance trying to recoup the cost of bail for a struggling Ethiopian family. Read the full article here

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