Occupied Territories

Thank you to all who donated to the Jahalin families whose homes were demolished!

No Comments 16 January 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights would like to thank all those who went to the trouble of donating sleeping bags, blankets and warm winter clothes to the ten Jahalin Bedouin families who lost their homes in the Judean Desert about two weeks ago in a cruel, heartless act of destruction by the Israeli army’s Civil Administration. In particular, we would like to thank our board member Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom who assisted in making this happen, delivering things to the needy families. All honour to you all, God bless you! The things were very appreciated but right now we need no more donations of this kind. (Donations of a financial kind are always welcome to support our work, of course.) Continue Reading

Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

PALESTINIAN FARMERS SUCCESSFULLY ACCESS THEIR LAND NEAR AVIGAYIL OUTPOST

1 Comment 15 January 2017

A month ago, Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) demanded at the High Court that Palestinian farmers from the village Yatta be permitted to access and plough their lands adjacent to the illegal outpost Avigayil in the South Hebron Hills. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Activists attacked by masked extremists in the South Hebron Hills

No Comments 11 January 2017

Last week Israeli activists from Taayush and international activists from the Italian NGO Operation Dove were attacked by masked Israeli extremists as they returned from accompanying Palestinian farmers near the illegal Havat Ma’on outpost. There were more than ten attackers, many of whom we reported to have been minors. Thankfully the activists were not severely injured. More details on the incident can be found in Haaretz.
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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Who is suited for leadership & what are the boundaries of violence?

No Comments 11 January 2017

It is within the range of human behaviour to respond with great violence to attacks against one kin. However, as Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann shows us in Parashat VaYehi, our forefathers worked hard to ensure that individuals who displayed vengeful personality traits were kept from leadership positions. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

New High Court Petition: Electricity is a basic human necessity

No Comments 11 January 2017

Five people living in poverty who had their electricity shut off have petitioned the High Court demanding to stop the power cut. The current situation neglects Israeli citizens who cannot afford their bills due to economic hardship and injures the elderly, the disabled, the sick, children and single mothers. This petition was submitted by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) through Adi Nir Benyamini of the human Rights clinic at Tel Aviv University and Advocate Maskit Bendel of ACRI. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Tomorrow at the High Court: Critical discussion regarding the future of Firing Zone 918!

1 Comment 10 January 2017

The struggle against the state’s intention to displace around 1,500 residents of the South Hebron Hills is at a crucial stage. Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11, our colleagues from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) will be at the High Court for an important discussion on the fate of the residents living in Live Firing Zone 918. Continue Reading

General, Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Family, separation and unity

No Comments 04 January 2017

In Rabbi Noa Mazor’s commentary to Parashat VaYigash, she asks us to reflect on some very difficult questions.

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Occupied Territories

Demolitions in Palestinian Bedouin community Khan al Akhmar

1 Comment 03 January 2017

Yesterday January 2 2017, at one of the offshoots of the Palestinian Bedouin (Jahalin) village Khan al Akhmar, in Mishor Adumim, ten structures were demolished – all apparently used for residential purposes. As a result, residents report over 70 people, mostly children, are left without a roof over their heads in these cold winter days. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Court orders Palestinians, previously barred from land, be permitted agricultural access

No Comments 02 January 2017

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 22 2016

In de facto implementation of controversial “Formalization Law,” Court also permits outpost access road on private Palestinian land to remain Continue Reading

Education, General

A Hanukkah lesson plan: Shalom bayit and the Hasmonian daughter

No Comments 29 December 2016

Please feel free to use the following lesson plan, written by Rabbi Nava Hefetz, director of Rabbis for Human Rights’ education program, as you see fit.  Continue Reading

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