Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Amnesty Int’l joins criticism of West Bank’s planning system

No Comments 13 April 2015

PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 13 2015

 

 Amnesty Int’l joins criticism of West Bank’s planning system, says  it is unlike any other system globally

 

In a recent statement,  the organization also called on the Israeli authorities to “seize the opportunity” presented by a case currently in discussions at the Israeli High Court to bring back planning powers to local Palestinians for their own communities. 

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Planner working with IDF’s CA to High Court: Return Planning Authority to Villages

No Comments 12 April 2015

PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 12 2015

Affidavit by the planner Professor Rassem Khamaiseh Details Planning Discrimination in Area C of the West Bank, Lack of Understanding, and Disrespect for Palestinian Culture Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Prior to second hearing, RHR resubmits rabbinical petition to PM requesting state withdraw opposition

2 Comments 09 April 2015

On Sunday, April 12 2015, the High Court will once again hear the planning and zoning petition submitted by RHR and partners.*  As previously promised,  we have once again sent our petition, signed by over 400 rabbis and cantors, to the office of Prime Minister Netanyahu. The petition requests that the state withdraw opposition to the High Court appeal, which seeks to put an end to administrative demolitions by allowing Palestinian villages in Area C to participate in the planning and developing of their own communities. A number of new rabbis and cantors from around the world have signed the petition since we last submitted it to the Prime Minister in February. 

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Israeli soldiers celebrate at a rebuilt illegal outpost near Carmei Tzur

No Comments 08 April 2015

PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 8 2015
Soldiers in uniform and an army officer celebrate in a recently constructed  structure at in illegal outpost near Carmei Tzur. Just last week,  the army partially demolished the outpost.

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Legal Work

MEDIA: Powerpoint presentations on discriminatory planning rights in Area C

No Comments 04 April 2015

In the end of April 2014, after a decade of work, the High Court of Justice heard an appeal from Rabbis for Human Rights along with partners the village council of Dirat-Rafa’aya, The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and The Society of Saint Yves- The Catholic Center for Human Rights, demanding that planning authority be returned to Palestinian hands for their own communities in Area C of the West Bank. At the hearing the judges indicated that although they would not force the state to accept our solution, the current status quo of discrimination and demolitions is unacceptable. They gave the state 90 days to come up with a solution.  Continue Reading

General, ICCI, Justice in Israel, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Passover Thoughts: On Khan El Akhmar, The Abuse of Power and the “Us” In The Promise

No Comments 03 April 2015

On Khan El Akhmar, The Abuse of Power and the “Us” In The Promise

PASSOVER THOUGHTS 5775

Rabbi Arik W. Ascherman

RHR President and Senior Rabbi

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

Rabbis for Human Rights Haggadah Supplements 5775

No Comments 02 April 2015

Below, please find human rights related supplements by Rabbis for Human Rights for your Passover seder. There are three parts: “Who sits with us at our seder,” “The Four children at the seder table: Which child am I?” and “Commentary to the Torah by Rabbi Samson Rapael Hirsch.” We encourage you to use all or as little as you choose. They are available for download and are also copied below.

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Legal Work

Update on Susya: State opposes freezing of demolition orders

2 Comments 31 March 2015


This past Thursday (March 26th, 2015), RHR received the position of the state opposing our request for an interim order to freeze the implementation of Susya’s demolition orders until the hearing of the appeal.

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Legal Work, Press Releases

Illegal outpost outside Carmei Tzur partially demolished today in response to RHR petition

No Comments 31 March 2015

Illegal outpost built on private Palestinian land outside the settlement Carmei Tzur demolished today in response to the filing of a petition by RHR Continue Reading

Legal Work, Press Releases

Press release: Planning in Palestinian villages is a fundamental right

No Comments 30 March 2015

PRESS RELEASE | MARCH 30 2015

 

Planning in Palestinian villages is not a political matter but a fundamental right : A petition to the High Court

 

On Sunday, April 12 2015, Rabbis for Human Rights, along with their partner organizations*, will demand at the High Court that planning authority be returned to Palestinian hands for their own communities in Area C of the West Bank.

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