General, Occupied Territories

RHR stands in solidarity with our colleagues at B’Tselem and American Friends of Peace Now

1 Comment 20 October 2016

Rabbis for Human Rights supports our colleagues at American Friends of Peace Now and the Israeli human rights NGO B’tselem on their appearance before the United Nations Security Council and stands in solidarity with them in light of recent attacks  against them – especially by the Prime Minister – after their criticising of the occupation. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Extremist settlers threaten Palestinian farmers & RHR volunteers

No Comments 09 October 2016

Today was the first morning for our volunteers in this olive harvest season. As soon as we got to our chosen harvest location, an extremist settler from the Tapuah outpost came with a large stick towards us, threatening both the Palestinians and our volunteers. He tried to expel the Palestinians from the land, but we stood between him and the Palestinians, and we’re now our way to file a complaint with the police. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR, with help of the Harvest Coalition, kicks off the Palestinian olive harvest season

No Comments 09 October 2016


Rabbis for Human Rights, with the help of the Harvest Coalition, kicks off the Palestinian olive harvest season in the West Bank Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Olive Harvest 2016: Volunteers Needed to Harvest Alongside Palestinians!

1 Comment 28 September 2016

As in previous years, Rabbis for Human Rights will provide assistance and accompaniment to Palestinian farmers in the occupied territories during the fall olive harvest. Our work helps ensure the farmers reach their lands, are safe, and are able to complete their harvest in light of military restrictions on access to their land. The harvest also provides a unique opportunity to meet Palestinian farmers while helping them document an incidents where their rights are violated.

The harvest is expected to begin on  October 9 and last until mid-November. We go out  Sunday to Friday. Transportation from Jerusalem and from the center of Israel is available subject to the need.

Register here
Additional questions? Contact Yael at [email protected]
Phone: 02-6482757


Download the PDF file .

Photos from last year’s harvest




General, Occupied Territories

National security, human rights & terrorism: The Myths and the Facts

No Comments 27 September 2016

It is commonly believed that terrorism cannot be fought while protecting human rights. This belief, however, goes directly against the empirical data. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR sends  letter to Defense Minister demanding resolution to water crisis in OT

No Comments 27 September 2016


On Tuesday September 21st 2016, Rabbis for Human Rights sent a letter to the Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman, and COGAT commander, Major-General Yoav Mordechai, demanding action to solve the water crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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Field Reports, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Public Action & RHR Pressure lead to removal of roadblocks in Northern West Bank

No Comments 26 September 2016


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General, Occupied Territories

The take-over of Palestinian land is not a right vs. left issue

No Comments 25 September 2016

MK Benny Begin has recently demonstrated that the legalization of outposts built on private Palestinian lands is not an issue of the right or left but rather of fairness and humanitarianism. Continue Reading

General, Justice in Israel, Occupied Territories

Violations against rights of nationalistic crime suspects must be monitored

No Comments 13 September 2016

RHR to Israel’s Internal Security Service: Human rights violations against those suspected of nationalistic crimes and terrorism must be monitored. Continue Reading

Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Road blockages disrupt lives of 90,000 Palestinians in Northern West Bank

No Comments 07 September 2016

Blockages and barricades in a number of Palestinian villages in the Northern West Bank have disrupted the lives of 90,000 people since Monday evening. The action is an unreasonable form of collective punishment in response to claims by the army of stone throwing on Route 60.    Rabbis for Human Rights has written an urgent request to the army to remove the barricades immediately since they  are disproportionate and in contradiction to a High Court of Justice decision. In addition to disrupting day to day life, the barricades may delay the movement of those in need of medical assistance.

UPDATE [September 11 2016]:

Blockages of Palestinian villages in northern West Bank mostly removed.

Yesterday [Saturday Sept 10 2016], the Israel army removed the major roadblocks disrupting the lives of Palestinians in the Huwara area of the northern West Bank. A small number of the blockages remain on backroads. As part of our ongoing work, Rabbis for Human Rights will pressure the army to also remove them. We will continue to monitor the situation on the ground, observing if the roadblocks will be returned after the celebration of the Muslim holiday of Eid el-Adha.

Below: Children  forced to take a detour when returning to their homes

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Below: Blockages at the entrance to Palestinian village of Burin

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Photos:  Zakaria Sadah, Rabbis for Human Rights field worker

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