Occupied Territories

Update on a petition to stop legalisation of theft from non-Jews

No Comments 17 August 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights welcomes an interim injunction by the High Court of Israel on a petition submitted against the so-called formalisation law by Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel; the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center; Al Mezan Center for Human Rights; and 17 Palestinian regional authorities in the West Bank whose lands may be expropriated due to implementation of the law. Continue Reading

Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Re’eh: Building on the Mitzvoth

No Comments 14 August 2017

In this week’s dvar Torah to Parashat Re’eh, and Haftarah Isaiah 54:11-55:5, Rabbi Miri Gold encourages us to begin to take inventory as the new year arrives, and to once again commit ourselves to peace by building on the mitzvoth. Continue Reading

General

Statement on terrorist attack and neo-Nazi gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia

No Comments 14 August 2017

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The terrorist attack and neo-Nazi gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday are the culmination of a wave of violent and anti-Semitic racism in the United States. Rabbis for Human Rights stand in solidarity with all those who oppose racism and any manifestations of anti-Semitism. We condemn those who freely spread hatred, strengthening this violent and racist movement. We must not remain silent in the face of vicious violence, and we must not remain silent in the face of the awakening of racist ideology.

Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Ekev: Overcoming the despair of vengeance

1 Comment 09 August 2017

This week’s Torah portion includes some disturbing material. In his commentary, Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom tackles how we, as people deeply concerned with human rights, must approach the vengeance and injustice written into Parashat Ekev.  Continue Reading

General, Justice in Israel

Citizenship is a basic human right, not a gift of the state

No Comments 08 August 2017

It must be plainly stated: Citizenship is a basic human right; it is not a gift for the state to revoke.

We learned this week that Ala’a Ziwad, a resident of Umm al-Fahm who committed a terrorist attack in Gan Shmu’el injuring four Israeli civilians, will have his citizenship revoked. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

Job listing: Occupied Territories Field Coordinator (Hebrew required)

No Comments 08 August 2017

Come work with us! We are currently seeking a part-time field coordinator for our work in the occupied territories. This position requires Hebrew. See Hebrew listing below.

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General, Occupied Territories

Photos: Jahalin Bedouin children visited by Japanese Shiatsu masters

No Comments 06 August 2017

How we ended up dancing yesh lanu tayish with Japanese Tao Shiatsu Masters and Bedouin Kids in the Middle of the Desert
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Legal Work

In victory for freedom of speech, court issues restraining order against extremist settler

No Comments 02 August 2017

Today marked a legal victory for Rabbis for Human Rights as well as the freedom of speech and expression. At our request, the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court issued a restraining order against settler Anat Cohen. Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Press Releases

High Court Petition: Unauthorized signs obliterate Palestinian identity from Hebron

No Comments 01 August 2017

PRESS RELEASE | AUGUST 1 2017

High Court Petition: Unauthorized signs posted by settlers on Shuhada Street obliterate Palestinian identity from Hebron

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Parasha / E-Letter

Tisha b’Av 5777: Rabbi Zadok’s prayer

No Comments 01 August 2017

Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem by Francesco Hayez, 1867

Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem by Francesco Hayez, 1867

By Rabbi Idit Lev

In recent years in Israel the eve of Tisha B’Av has become a time to talk about the hatred between brothers that led to the destruction of the Temple. Many tales discuss the blind hatred and disconnect amongst various groups within the nation. We consider the parallel for today: the blind hatred and rifts, and the fact that these days it is considered legitimate to attack anyone who disagrees with you. Continue Reading

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