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

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Knesset marks dismal state of public housing in Israel

No Comments 23 July 2017

Last Tuesday (July 18), Israel’s Knesset noted the dismal state of public housing in our nation. Public Housing Day, now a tradition at the Knesset, is an important legislative advocacy day for the Forum for Public Housing, of which Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) proudly plays an active and critical role.

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Tuesday the Knesset will mark the dismal state of Israel’s public housing

No Comments 16 July 2017

Public Housing Day, now a tradition at the Knesset, is an important legislative advocacy day for the Forum for Public Housing, of which Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) proudly plays an active and critical role.

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General, Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Occupied Territories

All-time record of racist and anti-democratic legislation at Knesset

No Comments 12 July 2017

On Wednesday (July 5 2017), the Knesset held a day marking the struggle against racism. The event was initiated by Members of Knesset Aida Touma-Suleiman (Hadash) and Michal Biran (the Zionist camp), the chairpersons of the Lobby for the Struggle Against Racism.

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General, Justice in Israel

July 12 in Montreal: Meet with RHR’s social justice lawyer Becky Keshet!

No Comments 27 June 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights attorney Becky Keshet, who works on poverty and social justice in Israel, and has recently focused on issues of public housing before the High Court and in the Knesset, will be in Montreal briefly.  Canadian Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights (CFRHR) will be hosting her  on Wednesday, July 12th, at 10:00 a.m, and invite any interested folks in the area to join. Continue Reading

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Missing Yemenite children affair demands serious investigation

No Comments 20 June 2017

A number of recent revelations regarding the Yemenite children affair paint a bleak picture that demands serious investigation. Many testimonies and evidence from people within the establishmenant at that time support claims of the wide-spread, inappropriate removal of children, especially those of Yemenite origin, from their parents most notably during the early years of the state. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

MobilEye Deal: No allocation of wealth to where it is most needed

No Comments 14 March 2017

It was recently announced that United States technology giant Intel will buy the Israeli driverless-technology company Mobileye for $15.3 billion, marking the largest acquisition ever of an Israeli high-tech company. The purchase will result in a massive gain of capital, possibly more than one billion, for the Israeli government via taxes. For years, the Israeli government has taken the stance that crucial initiatives for Israelis living in poverty are neglected due to a lack of finances. It is therefore disheartening to see that even in this instance, where a massive unexpected financial opportunity has arisen from this deal, the benefits will not be felt by those living in poverty. Once again, we see Israel’s poor and vulnerable neglected, despite a real chance to truly invest in their – and thus all of society’s – well being. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

Important recent successes by the Forum for Public Housing

2 Comments 13 March 2017

Over the last year, the Forum for Public Housing, a coalition of organizations of which Rabbis for Human Rights is actively involved, made a number of important successes. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

Int’l Day for the Struggle Against Poverty marked at Knesset

No Comments 21 February 2017

Today Israelis marked the International Day for the Struggle Against Poverty at the Knesset in an event organised by  the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty, of which Rabbis for Human Rights is an active member, and Members of Knesset from various parties including Eli Alaluf, (Kulanu), head of the Committee for Labor and Welfare; Meir Cohen (Yesh Atid), formerly the Minister of Welfare; Elon Gilon (Meretz), Abdullah Abu Marouf (Joint List – Hadash), and Akram Hasson from Kulanu. Continue Reading

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February 21: Knesset Day for the Struggle Against Poverty

No Comments 19 February 2017

A new study on the right to live in dignity for families of various configurations, released by Israel’s National Insurance and the first of its kind by a governmental body, will be revealed during the main event of the Knesset’s Day for the Struggle Against Poverty on February 21 2017.   In the light of this new index,  government benefits as well as minimum wage rates can be assessed. The Day for the Struggle Against Poverty is the fruit of cooperation between the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty, of which Rabbis for Human Rights is an active member,  and Members of Knesset from various parties. Continue Reading

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