Legal Work

Israeli settlers campaign for state sanctioned theft of Palestinian lands

No Comments 09 November 2015

Israeli settlers have recently launched a massive campaign to “come to an arrangement” regarding a settler planted vineyard which the legal advisor in the Occupied Territories has called to be a removed following legal intervention by Rabbis for Human Rights. However,  this call “to make an arrangement”  is simply a form of “doublespeak” demanding the state legalize the vineyard, thus backing the theft of Palestinian land.
English translation of the Hebrew graphic below is: “A laundry of words [a common idiom in Hebrew used to denote a euphemism] to steal Palestinian lands”
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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

WATCH: Video of COGAT in the Knesset reveals danger of displacement for Susiya remains

1 Comment 08 September 2015

A video showing the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) speaking on Susiya demonstrates that the residents of Susiya still very much face the threat of forced displacement, despite the demolitions not occurring this summer and a postponement of their High Court hearing. Continue Reading

Legal Work

Save Susya: All donations up to 10,000 pounds to be doubled!

1 Comment 17 August 2015

A generous donor has offered to match all financial support up to 10,000 British Sterling ($15,620) to fund RHR’s efforts to save the Palestinian cave community of Susya! This means, any donation made in the name of Susya will be doubled! Click here to donate online. Please read on for an appeal from Rabbi Ascherman on why our work with Susya is far from over.
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Legal Work

High Court throws out petition against illegal outpost near Carmei Tzur

No Comments 06 August 2015

PRESS RELEASE | Aug 3 2015


High Court throws out petition against outpost encroaching on Palestinian land even though state has no intention of evacuating the it. 

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General, Legal Work

Susya update: High Court hearing postponed

1 Comment 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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Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

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

1 Comment 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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