Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Hate crime in Palestinian village of Jit

1 Comment 13 February 2018

On the morning of February 13 2018,  five Palestinian cars were discovered vandalized in the Palestinian village of Jit.  Graffiti reads “transfer now,” “death to Arabs.”

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Thanks to all who helped make our 2018 tree planting so special!

1 Comment 11 February 2018

In the spirit of fellowship & Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday for planting trees, Rabbis for Human Rights in a joint effort with Truah, donated dozens of olive saplings to Palestinian landowners from the village of Awarta on Friday February 9th.

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Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Mishpatim: The “gerim” in our midst

0 Comments 07 February 2018

Who is “the stranger” that the Torah speaks about? How are we to interpret these commandments related to them? In her dvar Torah to Parashat Mishpatim, Rabbi Ayala Ronen Samuels challenges us to consider how we must treat the non-Jews among us in order to truly be a Jewish nation. 

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Friday: Tree planting in the occupied territories with Palestinians!

General, Occupied Territories

Friday: Tree planting in the occupied territories with Palestinians!

0 Comments 05 February 2018

Extremist settlers  try to destroy their agriculture  — but this Friday Israelis, Jews, and Palestinians will come together in the Jewish spirit of Tu B’Shevat to replant!

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Occupied Territories

Demolitions at school in Abu Nawahr Jahalin Bedouin community

0 Comments 05 February 2018

Around 5 am yesterday morning (February 4 2018), Israeli forces arrived at the small Jahalin Bedouin community of Abu Nawahr in the outskirts of Jerusalem in the occupied territories and demolished two classrooms serving 3rd and 4th grade children. Rabbis for Human Rights’ volunteers together with Catholic nuns from the Comboni Order have organized summer […]

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Legal Work, Press Releases

RHR to Israeli Army: Prevent offensive aspects of extreme right’s Hebron Purim Parade

1 Comment 05 February 2018

PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 4 2018 Rabbis for Human Rights warns that the traditional Purim parade held by extremist settlers in a Palestinian neighborhood of Hebron includes incitement, disproportionate restrictions on the movement of residents, and attempts to humiliate the local Palestinian population. The parade is held in the context of a military regime that […]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Yitro: Your Stranger and Mine

2 Comments 30 January 2018

Jewish tradition makes clear in many ways that we are responsible for the well-being of the “strangers” among us. In this week’s dvar Torah to Parashat Yitro, Rabbi Peretz Rodman shows us yet another compelling reason for why we, as Jews, are obligated to protect the non-Jews in our midst.

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Legal Work, Press Releases

New petition claims blocked road access may result in forcible transfer of Palestinians

0 Comments 30 January 2018

PRESS RELEASE | JANUARY 30 2018 New High Court petition filed by Rabbis for Human Rights in the name of Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills claims that blocking access to a main road endangers residents’ medical needs, hurting their basic right to livelihood, and that such grievances amount to an attempt at forcible transfer.

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Clarification regarding issue of asylum seekers in light of media misrepresentation

Education, Refugees and asylum seekers

Clarification regarding issue of asylum seekers in light of media misrepresentation

1 Comment 30 January 2018

Contrary to the impression created by various media publications, Rabbis for Human Rights is not calling for the public to hide asylum seekers or violate the law in any  way.   Together with the Shalom Hartman Institute, we organized a conference on the Jewish moral responsibility  regarding asylum seekers. At the end there was a […]

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Occupied Territories

Donate an olive sapling to a Palestinian victim of hate crimes/agricultural destruction

0 Comments 25 January 2018

During the fall 2017 olive harvest, 5,582 Palestinian olive trees were damaged, chopped down, or destroyed — twice the amount as in 2016.

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