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, Occupied Territories

Big thank you to our Plant Change Grow Hope campaign supporters!

No Comments 12 April 2015

Rabbis for Human Rights could not have been more pleased with our Indigogo “Plant Change, Grow Hope” campaign this past January and February! With the help of  campaign supporters from all corners of the globe, 1,500 additional olive trees were purchased and donated to Palestinians farmers in Area C whose land is either at risk for take-overs, or have been previously subjected to agricultural attacks by extremists.  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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General, Occupied Territories

EUROPEAN SPEAKING DATES: Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann of RHR to be in Europe

No Comments 06 April 2015

Before attending the Limmud conference in Germany  (April 30 to May 3rd, information and registration here) where he will be teaching classes,  Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann, a senior staff member of RHR, will first be speaking in a few locations throughout Germany and Belgium. We welcome all of our European friends and supporters to attend and say hello! See below for details. 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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Occupied Territories

Solar panels confiscated from Bedouin community of Khan al Ahmar

No Comments 02 April 2015

Yesterday, April 1 2015, Israeli authorities confiscated eleven solar panels from the Bedouin Palestinian community of Khan al Ahmar – leaving residents without electricity.



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General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

APRIL 12TH: High Court to hear our petition demanding planning rights returned to Palestinians

No Comments 29 March 2015

Join us as the High Court hears our petition, jointly submitted 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, to return planning authority to Palestinian hands for their own communities in Area C of the West Bank.  By allowing Palestinians to plan their own communities, the plague of administrative housing demolitions will effectively end. The discussion will be held in the Supreme Court building in Jerusalem, at 10am, on April 12th. Please join us and show  the world we are watching!
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