Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Military stands idly by while extremists attack Palestinians in Burin

No Comments 22 May 2017

Soldiers and officers stand idly by while extremist settlers attack Palestinians at Burin

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Come a little closer

No Comments 22 May 2017

In this time when both Jerusalem Day and Shavuot are upon us, Rabbi Noa Mazor explores in her dvar Torah to Parashat Bemidbar who is included in our gatherings, who is left out— separated by borders or by laws — and who is invited in. 

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Occupied Territories

Human rights are a duty, not a favour: Response to proposed “benefits package”

1 Comment 17 May 2017

Political sources told the media earlier this week that the Israeli government is formulating a package of economic “gestures” to be offered to the Palestinians ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel.

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: But tenants of the Lord

No Comments 16 May 2017

To whom does the land belong to? Is living here a natural right of practicing a specific religion or belonging to a group, or must it be earned through merit? In his dvar Torah to Parashat Behar-Bechukotai, rabbinical student Raanan Mallek questions the nature of ownership of the Holy Land, and explores how  such can be a force of unity and justice. 

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

RHR worker aids in safe return of Israelis discovered in Palestinian village

1 Comment 15 May 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights Palestinian field coordinator Zakaria Sadah recently aided in safely resolving a situation where two Israelis were discovered in a Palestinian village in the north West Bank.

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Occupied Territories

Art exhibit and campaign kick-off for the El Bustan centre at Jabal al Jahalin

1 Comment 15 May 2017

On Thursday, May 11 2017 an event opening a campaign to help the El Bustan centre of the Jabal Al Jahalin next to Azaria become independent was held at the Willy Brandt Centre in Abu Tor.

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Occupied Territories

Collective Punishment is a mistake: Data from around the world

No Comments 14 May 2017

Collective Punishment against Palestinians is a mistake from both a moral and a security standpoint: Data and evidence from around the world

“When one man sins, will You be wrathful with the whole community?” (Numbers 16:22)

A policy of collective punishment or action (as sometimes the measures taken are not defined as “punishment, but rather as a measure to ensure security) against the Palestinians is not only morally unjust, but a security mistake that harms Israeli citizens. In the West Bank, even a minor incident such as stone throwing can lead to the imposing of a curfew on a Palestinian town.  Does such a policy promote security in comparison to the alternatives? Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Palestinian arrested for stone-throwing while Israeli stone-throwing ignored

No Comments 11 May 2017

On Wednesday May 10 2017, both settlers and Palestinians went to the scene of a fire below the Givat Ronen outpost on the edge of an olive grove belonging to Palestinians from Burin.

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Parasha: Ensuring a Fine Harvest

No Comments 10 May 2017

In his dvar Torah to Parashat Emor, Rabbi Uri Ayalon discusses the importance of the caring for the weak and vulnerable – not just for their sake, but also for our own.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Settler threatens RHR worker Zakaria Sadah with rifle

No Comments 10 May 2017

Three days ago, an armed settler loaded his rifle and aimed its barrel at the chest of the Rabbis for Human Rights’ Palestinian field coordinator Zakaria Sadeh. Zakaria had been nonviolently documenting Palestinians protesting.  Additionally, a soldier snatched Zakaria’s cell phone, which fell and cracked. Continue Reading

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