General, Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Parasha: Renewing our approach

1 Comment 09 February 2016

In Rabbi Peretz Rodman’s dvar Torah for Parashat Terumah, he reminds us of the importance of continuing to renew our understandings and sensitivities, so that we can continue to strive to live in the best world possible. Continue Reading

General

“Mark of Cain” bill passes First Reading in the Knesset

No Comments 09 February 2016

Rabbis for Human Rights, along with many human right, women, environmental, and peace organisations, is very concerned for the health of Israeli’s democracy after the Ayelet Shaked “Mark of Cain” bill passed its first reading last night. 

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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

General

RHR mourns the loss of Shlomit Kreigsman, murdered by a Palestinian extremist

1 Comment 27 January 2016

Rabbis for Human Rights mourns the tragic death of Shlomit Kreigsman, 24 years old, who died after being stabbed by a Palestinian extremist yesterday. We pray that God will comfort her family during this difficult time, condemn this senseless violence, and long to see peace in our region soon. Continue Reading

General, Justice in Israel

Photos: Tu B’Shevat tree planting in Beit Shean and social justice seder

1 Comment 26 January 2016

Yesterday, January 25th, Israeli public housing activists plant trees in a low-income Beit Shean neighborhood in honour of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for trees. We had originally planned for a larger planting, but due to bad weather we could only do a small symbolic planting instead.

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General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

RHR responds to the recent arrest of three human rights activists

No Comments 24 January 2016

“You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; do not favour the person of the poor, nor favour the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbour.” – (Leviticus, 19,15)

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General

RHR responds to recent NGO Monitor report

2 Comments 20 January 2016

NGO Monitor has performed an important service in publishing a detailed list of contributions to certain Israeli NGOs from overseas in the period 2012-2014.  Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

Donate an olive tree to a Palestinian farmer – $10 buys one sapling!

1 Comment 19 January 2016

Donate olive trees to Palestinian farmers living under the threat of Jewish extremism and help sow seeds of hope and justice! Just $10 for one sapling!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE THROUGH OUR CAMPAIGN ON GENEROSITY. 

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RHR condemns recent attacks against Israeli citizens

No Comments 18 January 2016

Rabbis for Human Rights mourns the shocking murder of Dafna Meir in her home in Otniel in the South Hebron Hills on January 17 2015, seemingly by a Palestinian extremist. We pray that God will comfort her family during this terrible time. We condemn this senseless violence and hope the murderer will be apprehended soon.

RHR also prays for the speedy and full recovery of Michal Froman,  who was stabbed today in Tekoa by a Palestinian extremist. We pray for her health and that of her baby. We condemn this senseless and vicious violence and pray our region will soon know peace.

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General, Legal Work

RHR statement concerning Israeli TV report “Uvda” and Ezra Nawi

No Comments 13 January 2016

A recent report on the Israeli television show “Uvda”  accused activist Ezra Nawi of informing to the Palestinian Authority on a Palestinian individual allegedly interested in fraudulently selling land to Jewish Israelis that did not belong to him.  The PA has a record of torturing Palestinians held in detention – something that is also documented by Palestinian human rights organisations.  Rabbis for Human Rights first learned of his incident involving Nawi through the broadcast of the show.   Continue Reading

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