We are pleased to hear Minister of Defense Lieberman’s statement on his desire to come to an agreed upon solution in regards to the Palestinian village of Susya. We hope that behind this rhetoric of reconciliation stands a sincere intention to find a just solution and not an attempt to divert criticism. Continue Reading
PRESS RELEASE | JULY 26 2016
Photos by Nasser Nawaj’ah of B’Tselem and Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights
On Feb 4 2016, Rabbis for Human Rights sent an urgent petition to the High Court to allow two villages two represent, Majaz and Safai, to submit a detailed master plan for Safai and a correction to the plan for Majaz. This action followed a wave of demolitions after the break-down of a mediation process between the residents of the villages of Masafer Yatta (the region), who reside within the Firing Zone 918 in the South Hebron hills, and the State. Continue Reading
As we near the final days of Passover, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, president and senior rabbi for Rabbis for Human Rights, shares his thoughts on the holiday. Continue Reading
On April 4th, extremist settlers from Itamar came down in the direction of the Palestinian farmers who had entered their farmlands in coordination with the Israeli army. The settlers approached the farmers in a threating manner. However, the farmers were accompanied by IDF forces who prevented the extremists from getting near the Palestinians or harming them.
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