Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Palestinians report attack by soldiers as they worked on a road in Area B

0 Comments 12 March 2017

The soldiers withdrew after Rabbis for Human Rights’ field worker contacted the DCO (local authorities of the Israeli army in charge of contact with the PA). The soldiers apparently denied any use of riot control measures against the Palestinians, but our documentation shows clouds of tear gas on the scene as well as shells of […]

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Occupied Territories

International Women’s Day: Supporting the right to an education for Bedouin girls

0 Comments 08 March 2017

As we observe International Women’s Day today, Rabbis for Human Rights highlights the struggle to save the beloved ecological school at Khan al Akhmar, serving approximately 150 Jahalin Bedouin children living on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The school, currently slated for demolition due to Israel’s unjust planning policy, is the only viable formal educational option […]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Purim Sameach: The social side of Purim

0 Comments 08 March 2017

Purim is a fun holiday for children and adults alike. But, as revealed by Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, the holiday also has a more serious side, demanding that in addition to the fun, we also raise up the  most disadvantaged around us. 

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Palestinian farmers report attack by Israeli extremists as soldiers stand by

0 Comments 06 March 2017

Palestinian farmers from the Area C village of Far’ata reported that a short while ago (March 6 2017), they were attacked by Israelis coming from the direction of the Havat Gilad outpost as they plowed their land in coordination with the army. Soldiers were present but reportedly did not intervene or attempt to stop the […]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: A Willing Heart

0 Comments 01 March 2017

What good are gifts that are offered without loving intention & desire to do right? In Rabbi Dov Haiyun’s dvar Torah to Parashat Truma (literally “contribution”), we understand that an open, intentional,  and willing heart is everything.

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

High Court Petition: Detained Palestinian minors must receive the right to review process

0 Comments 28 February 2017

PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 28 2017 Petition to the Israel High Court demands detained Palestinian minors receive the right to a review process,  as is standard in Israel and mandatory under international treaties.

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General

Israeli human rights NGOs stand in solidarity with Human Rights Watch

0 Comments 26 February 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights is proud to join other NGOs and civil service organisations in Israel in condemning Israel’s decision to deny Omar Shakir, a Human Rights Watch worker, a visa to enter the country. The following advertisement was published today February 26 2017 in popular print magazine Haaretz, in both Hebrew and English. Text […]

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Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Repeated attacks on Palestinian students in South Hebron Hills

0 Comments 26 February 2017

Last Wednesday (February 15 2017), international activists reported another attack on Palestinian students on their way to school in the village A Tuwani by Israeli extremists coming from the direction of the illegal outpost Havat Maon. Attacks on Palestinian students in the region have become so routine that an army patrol jeep has been tasked to escort […]

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General

“Jerusalem Bedouin – to the Garbage Dump!”

1 Comment 23 February 2017

By Deborah Greniman “Several years ago, we took a short drive into Kfar Adumim, a pleasant bedroom suburb of Jerusalem, on the well-traveled road linking Jerusalem to Ma’ale Adumim, Jericho and the Dead Sea. In a bid to attract young families, a huge sign over the settlement’s entrance read “Education is our highest priority!” Indeed, Kfar […]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: “Your own wives shall become widows…” Heaven Forbid!

0 Comments 22 February 2017

“An eye for an eye” is one the most quoted phrases from the bible,  often used to justify harsh punishment. In his commentary to Parashat Mishpatim, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann shows how these words can also teach us about honoring the rights of the vulnerable, and ensuring we work to do good in the world. 

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