Justice in Israel

Hadera socio-economic rights center moves to a new location!

No Comments 08 February 2016

Yesterday, our Hadera Socio-Economic Rights center moved to its new home, still in Hadera of course. Moving is never easy, so congratulations to the staff for getting things set up so quickly! Their doors will officially open once again tomorrow, February 9th. Continue Reading

General, Legal Work

Response to the burning of Jewish holy books at the Givat Sorek outpost

No Comments 07 February 2016

The burning of Jewish holy books is a shocking sight. We hope for a rapid police investigation that will result in uncovering those responsible for this heinous arson. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

RHR donates trees and plants with Bedouin village Az Zurura

No Comments 05 February 2016

Today, Friday February 5th, we joined the residents of Az Zarura , an unrecognized Israeli Bedouin village in the Negev with no school, clinic, or infastructure, and where the Israeli authorities uprooted the villages’ olive trees, for a tree platning. The Recognition Forum, of which we are members, partnered with us. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

RHR donates trees and plants with Palestinian village of Duma

1 Comment 04 February 2016

Today (February 4 2016) Rabbis for Human Rights donated around 150 trees to the village of Duma, where the terrible arson-murders took place last summer. RHR also brought a delegation of Israeli and international volunteers, eager to get their hands dirty, make new friends, and stand up for justice, compassion and fellowship,  with us to help get the majority of the trees in the ground.  Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Israeli & international volunteers plant with Palestinians in village of Luban

No Comments 03 February 2016

On Monday, Rabbis for Human Rights brought a delegation of Israeli and international volunteers to the village of Luban, where we planted with the farmer Majid. Several weeks ago we came to Majid’s assistance after armed Israelis coming from the direction of the Ma’aleh Levonim settlement chased him and his family off his land. He later discovered that all his newly planted trees had been destroyed. We joined him the following day when he replanted, and one of the same Israelis drove by and threatened to again uproot his trees. Sure enough, in the subsequent weeks trees have been destroyed, a few at a time, in the dead of night.  Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Photos: Demolitions in Firing Zone 918 villages of Jenbah & Halawi

2 Comments 02 February 2016

This morning we received word that the Civil Administration was demolishing homes in the Palestinian villages of Jenbah and Halaweh, located in Firing Zone 918 in the South Hebron Hills. The demolitions come after a breakdown in the mediation efforts between the villages and the State. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Tonight: PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE “SUKKAT NETZACH” (ETERNAL TEMPORARY DWELLING)

No Comments 02 February 2016

Tonight there will be a special panel discussion on the Sukkat Netzach (“Eternal Temporary Dwelling”), a creative art project connected with Bedouin that RHR played a central role in making possible. 

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Photos: Protest to save Bedouin Umm al Hiran and Atir!

No Comments 01 February 2016

Thanks to all who joined the Bedouin residents of Um Al-Hiran yesterday (Jan 31st 2016) in a solidarity protest against the demolitions of their village and the nearby village of Atir. We were joined by many leaders in the Israeli-Arab community. Continue Reading

Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: The obligation to place a mirror before the public’s eyes

No Comments 01 February 2016

What are the boundaries of responsibility for an individual? Are we only responsible for own actions or are we also responsible for the negligence of others? In what instances do we carry overall and uncompromising responsibility? In his Dvar Torah on Parashat Mishpatim, Rabbi Kobi Weiss explores these questions — just as relevant now as they were in the time of the Bible. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Photos: Students meet with Palestinian farmers threatened by Jewish extremism

No Comments 31 January 2016

On Friday, January 29th, rabbinical students and other potential future leaders studying for the year in Israel joined RHR for a tour in the occupied territories. The students met with Palestinian farmers, saw their lands firsthand, heard about their struggles with extremist settlers and land take-overs, and learned how RHR helps them. Unfortunately, poor ground conditions meant the students were not able to plant trees with the farmers, as originally planned. Continue Reading

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