Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Come a little closer

0 Comments 22 May 2017

In this time when both Jerusalem Day and Shavuot are upon us, Rabbi Noa Mazor explores in her dvar Torah to Parashat Bamidbar who is included in our gatherings, who is left out— separated by borders or by laws — and who is invited in. 

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Occupied Territories

Human rights are a duty, not a favour: Response to proposed “benefits package”

1 Comment 17 May 2017

Political sources told the media earlier this week that the Israeli government is formulating a package of economic “gestures” to be offered to the Palestinians ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel.

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: But tenants of the Lord

0 Comments 16 May 2017

To whom does the land belong to? Is living here a natural right of practicing a specific religion or belonging to a group, or must it be earned through merit? In his dvar Torah to Parashat Behar-Bechukotai, rabbinical student Raanan Mallek questions the nature of ownership of the Holy Land, and explores how  such can be a force […]

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

RHR worker aids in safe return of Israelis discovered in Palestinian village

1 Comment 15 May 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights Palestinian field coordinator Zakaria Sadah recently aided in safely resolving a situation where two Israelis were discovered in a Palestinian village in the north West Bank.

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Occupied Territories

Art exhibit and campaign kick-off for the El Bustan centre at Jabal al Jahalin

1 Comment 15 May 2017

On Thursday, May 11 2017 an event opening a campaign to help the El Bustan centre of the Jabal Al Jahalin next to Azaria become independent was held at the Willy Brandt Centre in Abu Tor.

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Occupied Territories

Collective Punishment is a mistake: Data from around the world

0 Comments 14 May 2017

Collective Punishment against Palestinians is a mistake from both a moral and a security standpoint: Data and evidence from around the world “When one man sins, will You be wrathful with the whole community?” (Numbers 16:22) A policy of collective punishment or action (as sometimes the measures taken are not defined as “punishment, but rather […]

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Palestinian arrested for stone-throwing while Israeli stone-throwing ignored

0 Comments 11 May 2017

On Wednesday May 10 2017, both settlers and Palestinians went to the scene of a fire below the Givat Ronen outpost on the edge of an olive grove belonging to Palestinians from Burin.

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Parasha: Ensuring a Fine Harvest

0 Comments 10 May 2017

In his dvar Torah to Parashat Emor, Rabbi Uri Ayalon discusses the importance of the caring for the weak and vulnerable – not just for their sake, but also for our own.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Settler threatens RHR worker Zakaria Sadah with rifle

0 Comments 10 May 2017

Three days ago, an armed settler loaded his rifle and aimed its barrel at the chest of the Rabbis for Human Rights’ Palestinian field coordinator Zakaria Sadeh. Zakaria had been nonviolently documenting Palestinians protesting.  Additionally, a soldier snatched Zakaria’s cell phone, which fell and cracked.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Soldiers attack Palestinians protesting illegal construction on their private land

0 Comments 07 May 2017

Israeli soldiers used violence to enable work on a road on private Palestinian land despite orders by the Israeli military body responsible for construction to halt the work. One week after the Civil Administration prohibited the construction of a road on private Palestinian land, Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinians protesting the disregard of the orders.

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