A new podcast from Partners for Progressive Israel details the history and legal background of Susiya, a South Hebron Hills village, represented by RHR’s legal team, currently under imminent threat of demolition. The podcast features an interview with Jerusalem based artist and activist, Robin Levy. Continue Reading
The Palestinian village of Susya, legally represented by RHR, is currently under immediate threat of demolition. The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute will be hosting a discussion on the political, historical, international and legal aspects of Susya’s case featuring RHR lead lawyer Quamar Mishriqi Asad. Continue Reading
English speakers visting Israel this summer are invited to join RHR’s English language tours created for Hartman rabbinic seminar participants to visit the village of Susya and Umm el Hiran, both under the immediate threat of demolition of Israeli authorities. These tours have been created for Hartman participants, but we are opening them to the wider English speaking public. For those interested, it is also possible to arrange tours by appointment. See below for details.
The village of Susya is an “unrecognized” Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills. Um el Hiran is an “unrecognized” Israeli Bedouin village in the Negev. They have at least one thing in common – both are in immediate danger of being totally destroyed. The Israeli government has approved plans to replace Bedouin “Um el Hiran” with Jewish “Hiran.”
What would be the just and righteous way to treat these non-Jews living in our midst?
Are they “gerim” or “re’im” or “oyvim?”
How do the Israeli legal system and the Israeli people treat each of them?
Why is the U.S. State Department receiving calls from Congress people about Susya, and why have the RA, CCAR/URJ/RAC, Ohala, RRA and 65 British rabbis ranging from Orthodox to Masorti to Reform and Liberal urged Israel to resolve outstanding Bedouin issues through genuine dialogue with the Bedouin leadership?
FRIDAY JULY 3 12:45-5pm
FRIDAY JULY 10 8:30am -2pm
(or by appointment)
Tours depart and return to the Shalom Hartman Institute (11 Gedalyahu Alon Street, Jerusalem)
RSVP: RHR offices at 02-648-2757 or firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rabbi Ascherman at 050-560-7034
The Israeli High Court has dismissed a petition to restore planning rights to Palestinian villages in West Bank’s Area C
In an act of solidarity with the Palestinian village of Susya, currently under immediate threat of demolition by the state, all 28 EU member states with Jerusalem consulates sent representatives to the village on Sunday, June 7 2015. Continue Reading
This Friday, join Combatants for Peace in marching in solidarity with the residents of Susya, currently living under the immediate threat of forced displacement. Continue Reading
Five settlers were detained on Sunday, May 31 2015 in relation to the harassment of a Palestinian family from the village of Sair who owns land near the settlement Metzad (also referred to as Asfar) and the outpost Pnei Kedem. Continue Reading
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