Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Same story over and over: Army forces farmer to wait until the 11th hour to plow

No Comments 19 December 2014

For years settlers from the Eish Kodesh and Akhia outposts had been expanding the “red zone” where Palestinians enter their own land at their own peril. Despite this, in 2012, our legal department was able to return Fawzi Ibrahim of the Palestinian village Jalud back to most of his land. Unfortunately, the situation is still uneccessarily difficult and reminiscent of a Kafka story for Fawzi everytime he needs to access this own lands, which is at least twice a year. Continue Reading

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

On Mountains, Caves and Empowerment: Hanukah Thoughts 5775

No Comments 16 December 2014

Hanukah Thoughts 5775

By: Rabbi Arik Ascherman Continue Reading

Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Field Report: RHR’s 2014 Olive Harvest

No Comments 14 December 2014

Every fall, Rabbis for Human Rights brings hundreds of volunteers to work side-by-side with Palestinian farmers during our Olive Harvest campaign. Our presence provides protection against possible settler intimidation, enables farmers to pick within the limited number of days that they can safely do so, and has also become an act of solidarity between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. As the fall 2014 harvest season comes to a close, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann,director of RHR’s Department of Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, updates us on how it went. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

The question we haven’t asked about Ziad Abu Ein

No Comments 13 December 2014

On Wednesday December 10th, senior Palestinian official Ziad Abu Ein died during a tree planting for International Human Rights Day in the Occupied Territories. It is currently not clear if he died from cardiac arrest brought on  by the stress of a confrontation with Israeli authorities present at the event, of if he was killed from inhaling tear gas and being struck by an Israeli soldier. Many questions surround the incident, but there is another that must also be asked:  Why where the Israeli authorities were present in the first place?   Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Demolition where far right activist announced intention to settle

No Comments 01 December 2014

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 1 2014

Home demolished in East Jerusalem in an area where far right-wing activist Aryeh King announced his intention to settle. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

RHR statement concerning the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif

No Comments 17 November 2014

Tensions have been very high in recent weeks in Jerusalem and throughout Israel. Part of this is due to concerns over Israel changing the status quo of the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif, a site holy to both Jews and Muslims, which must be overseen with the utmost of sensitivity. Below, please find Rabbis for Human Rights statement regarding the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

A Scene of Desecration: Rabbi Yehiel on Al Mughayir’s Burned Mosque

No Comments 14 November 2014

A mosque was badly arsoned, presumably by Jewish extremists, in the early hours of November 12 2014 in the village of Al Mughayir. About a month prior, another mosque, in a different Palestinian village in the Occupied Territories, was also burned. Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann of RHR visited the mosque in Al Mughayir and writes of his shock at the severity of the arson.  Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Mosque burned in Palestinian village of Al Mughayir

1 Comment 12 November 2014

PRESS RELEASE | November 12 2014

Early this morning, November 12, a mosque was burned in the Palestinian village of Al Mughayir, near Ramallah.

 

 

About one month ago, a mosque was burned in the village of Aqrabah, also in the Occupied Territories. It  was also reported that an ancient synagogue was fire-bombed in the city of Shfaram last night, an Arab city in Israel’s north. In times like this, when religious tensions are already extremely high, such acts are seen as grave provocations.

Ynet: Mosque set ablaze in West Bank; synagogue attacked

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Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Khirbet al-Twayel demolitions destroy ancient structures, leave village without water

No Comments 04 November 2014

PRESS RELEASE | November 3 2014

Israeli Authorities demolish two structures, reportedly from Ottoman Times, in Khirbet a-Twayel in addition to cutting off the village water supply.  Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

Friday, October 31: Olive Harvest Day for International Students

No Comments 28 October 2014

RHR invites study abroad students to join us on Friday, October 31st 2014 for a special day of harvesting in the Occupied Territories!

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Additional information on the olive harvest

Additional information on volunteering for the harvest

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