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
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
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
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
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.
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
“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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