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
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
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.
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
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
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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