General, Occupied Territories

Summer camp for Jahalin Bedouin Children kicks off!

No Comments 16 July 2017

For over a decade, Rabbis for Human Rights has worked to organise and run summer programs and trips for Jahalin children in the West Bank in collaboration with nuns from the Comboni Order. The programs give the children a chance to grow, develop, and play in a safe and supervised environment alongside mentors from the Bedouin community as well as international and Israeli volunteers.

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General, Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Pinchas: To Build and To Plant

No Comments 12 July 2017

In this week’s dvar Torah to Parashat Pinchas, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann examines the “Divine pathos” of the prophet Jeremiah. What can we, as an Israeli human rights organization, learn from his unwavering commitment to his people and his mission?

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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, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

July 17: High Court to rule on demolition & displacement of Dkeika

No Comments 04 July 2017

PRESS RELEASE | July 4 2017

The historic Palestinian-Bedouin village Dkeika in the South Hebron Hills is facing demolition and displacement, as the State insists the pre-1967 historic village must be forcibly transferred to Hmeida village by March 2018. The High Court will hear the case on July 17, 11:30am. Rabbis for Human Rights calls for an international presence at the hearing. 

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General, Occupied Territories

Ignoring violence against Palestinians leads to increased attacks against soldiers

No Comments 29 June 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights’ response to Israeli soldiers’ complaints on violence against them by extremist settlers Continue Reading

General

On the government’s recent decision on the agreement of the Western Wall & Giur

No Comments 27 June 2017

The government of Israel, in its recent decisions rescinding the agreement on the Kotel (Western Wall) and giur (conversion), raises concerns for us as a rabbinical human rights organization.

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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

General, Occupied Territories

RHR intern on visiting the Jahalin Bedouin community of Khan al Akhmar

No Comments 22 June 2017

This month, Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) intern David Knopf, a student at the University of Maryland, visited the Jahalin Bedouin village of Khan al Akhmar with a group of rabbis from RHR. Many structures, including a special ecologically built school which RHR helped to build, are currently under the threat of demolition by the Israeli forces. 

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General, Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Korach: The miracle we really need

2 Comments 22 June 2017

In his dvar Torah to Parashat Korach, Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom warns us of the immorality of collective punishment, and reminds us of our responsibility to pursue peace in a time when war and terrible suffering seem to be lurking just around the corner.  Continue Reading

General, Justice in Israel

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

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