Tag archive for "area C"

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Press release: Recent gains by RHR in returning lands to Palestinian owners

No Comments 13 February 2015

In recent days and months, RHR has made several significant gains returning land to Palestinian land owners that had either been taken over by settlers, or where settlers made access extremely difficult. A list of several of these gains appears below. In light of the fact that the takeover of agricultural land is proceeding today at a much faster pace than the building of settlements, these successes are very important indicator that it is possible to stop settler encroachment where there is willingness by Israel to honor Palestinian land ownership. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

WATCH: Rabbi Ascherman interviewed on RHR’s appeal to restore planning rights to Area C

No Comments 13 February 2015

WATCH: Excellent interview with Rabbi Arik Ascheman on our rabbinical petition to urge Netanyahu to withdraw state opposition to our High Court planning appeal against home demolitions! Continue Reading

Legal Work, Petitions

LISTEN: Rabbi Ascherman on RHR’s rabbinical petition & HCJ appeal with Radio Sputnik

No Comments 10 February 2015

Rabbi Ascherman was interviewed on Monday February 9th 2015 by Radio Sputnik on RHR’s rabbinical petition, signed by over 400 rabbis and cantors, requesting the state withdraw its opposition to RHR’s High Court planning appeal against administrative home demolitions. Continue Reading

Legal Work

Farmers in Jalud valley enter & plow land after years of harassment and threats

No Comments 10 February 2015

On February 3rd,  the farmers of the Musa family whose property lies near the Shilo settlement, in between the unrecognized outposts of Adi Ad, Akhia, Havat Yeshuv, Hadaat, and Kedah, managed to enter and plough some their lands after years of harassment and threats. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Settler women with children prevent Palestinian farmers from plowing their land

No Comments 07 February 2015

Zakaria, RHR’s Palestinian field worker, and farmers from Turmos Aya were forced to flee (or use force themselves) when settler women with their children in strollers came from the direction of the Adei Ad outpost, blocked tractors and began banging on Zakaria’s car. Continue Reading


On Gates, Gatekeepers, Tu B’Shvat and the Sabbatical Year

No Comments 05 February 2015

Our Tu B’Shevat tree planting was a great day, but the joy of it, unfortunately, could not eclipse the fact that a worrisome injustice occurred during the day, of which many where unaware. Rabbi Arik Ascherman explains exactly what occurred and what it means: Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR sends send message of hope and solidarity in joint Israeli-Palestinian tree planting

1 Comment 05 February 2015


Rabbis for Human Rights and the Olive Harvest Coalition send message of hope and solidarity in joint Israeli-Palestinian tree planting Continue Reading

Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Tu B’Shevat: Join us as we plant trees in a Palestinian village!

3 Comments 26 January 2015

Please join RHR on Wednesday, February 4th as we plant trees in a Palestinian village for Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish version of Arbor Day.


Already this year over 5,000 trees belonging to Palestinian farmers have been uprooted or hacked down by Jewish extremists.

Show a different, more compassionate face of Judaism to our Palestinian neighbors & help them plant new olive saplings on Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish version of Arbor Day. Not only is the solidarity so important, the trees themselves will benefit Palestinians for generations to come!



*For those concerned about Jewish law surrounding the Sabbatical year (Shmita), there are halakhic opinions allowing planting on lands owned by non-Jews. Additionally, we are also happy to have you come and help prepare the trees for planting, but not do the actual planting itself.

RSVP is a must! Transportation available from Jerusalem, Rosh HaAyin and Tel Aviv. Please see the flier for details.

**UPDATE: We have added a bus from Tel Aviv. It will leave from the Arlozorov station (Sixt lot) at 9am!


Can’t make it in person? Donate a tree instead! $10 purchases one olive sapling, and makes a real investment in the future of generations of Palestinian to come. Help us reach our goal of donating 2,500 trees!

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Wave of administrative demolitions strikes East Jerusalem & West Bank

2 Comments 22 January 2015

The last two days have seen homes and buildings demolished in five Palestinian villages and neighborhoods within Area C of the Occupied Territories or East Jerusalem. To boot,  five houses and nine agricultural structures were demolished today in the Palestinian village Jiftlik, while additional demolitions occurred in Beit Iksa. The demolitions occur because the structures lack building permits. This is especially concerning seeing how times are especially sensitive. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

New Campaign: Donate an olive tree to a Palestinian farmer!

No Comments 20 January 2015

RHR has launched a new Indigogo campaign raising funds to donate olive trees to Palestinian farmers. $10 buys one sapling for a Palestinian farmer who has either had his trees damaged or destroyed by Israeli extremists, or lives in an area in danger of being taken-over or expropriated by settlement expansion.

For the last ten years Rabbis for Human Rights has planted olive trees with our Palestinian partners in the Occupied Territories in what has become one of our most notable traditions.  As we witness new levels of vandalism against these ancient and precious trees, we see our mission as more urgent and valuable than ever. More than an international symbol of peace, our olive trees also represent the mending of  injustice and wrongs between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. Hope coming alive, these trees will one day bear beautiful olives that will benefit generations of Palestinians to come.


Please visit and donate to the campaign page by clicking here

In Israel? You can also take action by helping us plant the trees themselves!

February 4th – RHR’s annual Tu B’Shevat planting day event

February 6th – International student (but all are welcome) planting


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