General, Legal Work

Susya update: High Court hearing postponed

No Comments 30 July 2015

There is a postponement of the High Court hearing scheduled for August 3rd  on the appeal of the  residents of Susya, represented by RHR,  against the rejection of the master building plan submitted to the  Civil Administration planning committee.

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Photos: Shepherds from the settlement Susya trespass on private Palestinian lands

No Comments 30 July 2015

Yesterday morning, July 29 2015,  Rabbi Ascherman met Israeli settler shepherds on Palestinian Susya’s land. He writes: Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

CA Senator Dianne Feinstein gives her support to Susya

No Comments 29 July 2015

California Senator Dianne Feinstein has sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging him to halt the demolitions of Susya, and stating the Israeli Civil Administration should re-examine its rejection of Susya’s master plan, which would authorise building on their land.  Please find the letter below. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

40 British rabbis sign letter to Israeli ambassador in support of Susya

No Comments 28 July 2015

Over 40 British rabbis signed a letter addressed to Daniel Taub, Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, requesting a halt to the impending demolitions in Susya.

Special thanks to Sylvia Rothschild of British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights for coordinating the letter. Please find the text of the letter below or on the British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights website. 

"Ambassador Daniel Taub" by Public1london - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

“Ambassador Daniel Taub” by Public1london – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Rabbis join hundreds protesting in solidarity with Susya!

No Comments 26 July 2015

On Friday July 24 2015, nine buses full of Israelis, internationals, and activists  arrived in the small Palestinian village of Susya in order to show support to the village currently under immediate threat of demolition. The demonstration was one of the largest joint protests in recent history in the Occupied Territories, and was organised by Rabbis for Human Rights along with Israeli NGOs B’Tselem, Combatants for Peace, and Ta’ayush.  Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Friends abroad: Tell the Israeli embassy near you to save Susya!

1 Comment 23 July 2015

There are signs that the pressure being applied on Israel to not demolish Susya is having an effect. We are asking our friends and supporters abroad to please contact the Israel embassy near them, and politely but firmly and passionately ask that justice be done for the residents of Susya. Following is a sample letter that can be sent. Please look here for a list of local embassies. Please keep contacting your elected officials as well. 

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Legal Work, Press Releases

EU council calls to enable accelerated Palestinian development in Area C

No Comments 22 July 2015

EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on July 20 2015  included support for Palestinian village of Susya.


Under the title “Council Conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process” the EU Foreign Affairs Council published a statement with the following in clause 5:

” The EU [...] calls on Israel to enable accelerated Palestinian construction, as well as social and economic development in Area C. Such actions will serve to strengthen the prosperity and security of both Israelis and Palestinians. It further calls on Israeli authorities to halt plans for forced transfer of population and demolition of Palestinian housing and infrastructure in the Susya and Abu Nwar communities.”

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

LISTEN: Rabbi Ascherman interviewed by Deutsche Welle News on Susya

No Comments 22 July 2015

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, senior rabbi and president of RHR, interviewed on DW news on West Bank demolitions and Susya Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

200 prominent Israelis sign statement in support of Susya

2 Comments 21 July 2015

Over 200 prominent Israelis, including novelists David Grossman, A.B. Yehoshua, and Etgar Keret, sign a public statement published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz (July 20th) against the demolition of Susya! Continue Reading

Legal Work

Media round-up: The Struggle to Save Susya!

No Comments 20 July 2015

RHR is pleased to see the amount of press the plight of Susya has received this last week. Although not comprehensive, below is a listing of recent media publications on the topic. Continue Reading

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