Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Israeli authorities block Palestinian mining, resulting in loss of hundreds of millions

No Comments 04 May 2016

Natof quarry. Photo: Dror Etkes via B'tselem

Natof quarry. Photo: Dror Etkes via B’tselem

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General, Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Parasha / E-Letter, Refugees rights - UNHCR

Passover Thoughts 5776: Where is God’s Glory?

No Comments 26 April 2016

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

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR statement on recent arrest of Jewish terror cell

1 Comment 20 April 2016

The Shin Bet today announced the arrest of six settlers and a soldier suspected of attacking Palestinians in the West Bank. RHR responds: Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Photos: Demolitions at Umm El Kheir

1 Comment 18 April 2016

The demolitions at Umm El Kheir – A report from Eyal Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

UN Human Rights Council’s Israel bias hurts human rights struggle

No Comments 18 April 2016

Rabbis for Human Right’s has recently called to the attention of the UN Secretary General our concern regarding the anti- Israel bias of the Human Rights Council of the UN to the detriment of state. This bias hurts not only Israel but also any criticism of the state’s policy vis a vis human rights. This damage to the integrity of human rights discourse and the international organisations that protect human rights results in harm to the cause itself. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

The States sees a Success Story in the Disaster of the Jahalin

No Comments 14 April 2016

For many years, Rabbis for Human Rights has worked in educational empowerment and human rights advocacy for the people of the Jahalin tribe in the Judean desert. Last summer, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann of RHR along with Sisters Aziza and Agnes of the Comboni Order and a team of international and Israeli volunteers organized a summer camp for 100 children of the Jahalin village Abu Nawahr. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

COGAT admits Palestinians subjected to more severe enforcement of planning laws

No Comments 11 April 2016

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Yoav Mordechai, was quoted in Reuters (among other news sources) admitting  the enforcement of planning laws in the Area C is stricter against Palestinians than settlers, and that most of the planning-related demolitions are on private Palestinians lands.  This statement is in direct contradiction to the position of the state was well as the High Court. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

THE MANDATE OF THE ARMY TO DEFEND PALESTINIANS MUST BE A PART OF THE ARMY’S NORM

No Comments 10 April 2016

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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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Palestinians report blockade imposed on Huwara village after stone throwing incident

No Comments 05 April 2016

Palestinians report that a total blockade was imposed on the village of Huwara following a stone throwing incident. Rabbis for Human Rights opposes collective punishment as immoral, and contrary to Jewish and democratic principles. Continue Reading

Education, General, Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Parasha / E-Letter

Every Person Has Their Hour: Purim Thoughts for 5776

1 Comment 23 March 2016

“Perhaps some of the students, and some of you, are/were infuriated by any suggestion that the responsibility for what we had just seen lay with anybody other than the perpetrator, or perhaps Palestinians in general. Others may be angry with me for justifying violence against Palestinians by seemingly backing the dangerous assertion we actually hear from time to time, that Palestinians are descendants of Amalek.” Continue Reading

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