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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Press Release: State refuses to mend breach in security barrier when risk is to Palestinians

No Comments 02 July 2015

State refuses to mend  a breach  in the security barrier around Alon Shvut settlement when the risk of attack is on Palestinians and their property; court refrained from intervening.

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

PODCAST ON SUSIYA: A village under imminent threat of demolition

No Comments 01 July 2015

A new podcast from Partners for Progressive Israel details the history and legal background of Susiya, a South Hebron Hills village, represented by RHR’s legal team, currently under imminent threat of demolition. The podcast features an interview with Jerusalem based artist and activist, Robin Levy. Continue Reading


High Court of Justice ruling on the Area C Planning Appeal (English translation)

1 Comment 23 June 2015

Below please find an (unofficial) English translation of the June 10 2015 ruling by the High Court of Justice dismissing a petition brought by the village council of Ad-Dirat- Al-Rfai’ya located in the southern district of Hebron, West Bank, along with a coalition of organizations composed of Rabbis for Human Rights, The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and The Society of Saint Yves- The Catholic Center for Human Rights. The petition demanded that planning authority be returned to Palestinian villages in Area C for their own communities. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

A Tale of Two Villages: English language tours to Susya & Umm el Hiran

No Comments 21 June 2015

English speakers  visting Israel this summer are invited to join RHR’s English language tours created for Hartman rabbinic seminar participants to visit the village of Susya and Umm el Hiran, both under the immediate threat of demolition of Israeli authorities. These tours have been created for Hartman participants, but we are opening them to the wider English speaking public.  For those interested, it is also possible to arrange tours by appointment.  See below for details.



The village of Susya is an “unrecognized” Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills. Um el Hiran is an “unrecognized” Israeli Bedouin village in the Negev. They have at least one thing in common – both are in immediate danger of being totally destroyed. The Israeli government has approved plans to replace Bedouin “Um el Hiran” with Jewish “Hiran.”

What would be the just and righteous way to treat these non-Jews living in our midst?

Are they “gerim” or “re’im” or “oyvim?”

How do the Israeli legal system and the Israeli people treat each of them?

Why is the U.S. State Department receiving calls from Congress people about Susya, and why have the RA, CCAR/URJ/RAC, Ohala, RRA and 65 British rabbis ranging from Orthodox to Masorti to Reform and Liberal urged Israel to resolve outstanding Bedouin issues through genuine dialogue with the Bedouin leadership?

FRIDAY JULY 3  12:45-5pm
FRIDAY JULY 10 8:30am -2pm
(or by appointment)

Tours depart and return to the Shalom Hartman Institute (11 Gedalyahu Alon Street, Jerusalem)

RSVP: RHR offices at 02-648-2757 or info@rhr.israel.net or call Rabbi Ascherman at 050-560-7034

 More information on the threat to Susya

More information on the threat to Umm el Hiran

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

West Bank village left without drinking water

No Comments 11 June 2015

Two rainwater cisterns have been destroyed today, leaving a West Bank village without drinking water.
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Legal Work, Press Releases

Israeli High Court dismisses petition to restore planning rights to Area C villages

1 Comment 10 June 2015


The Israeli High Court has dismissed a petition to restore planning rights to Palestinian villages in West Bank’s Area C

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

WATCH: EU diplomats arrive en masse to Susya in act of solidarity

No Comments 10 June 2015

In an act of solidarity with the Palestinian village of Susya, currently under immediate threat of demolition by the state, all 28 EU member states with Jerusalem consulates sent representatives to the village on Sunday, June 7 2015. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Five settlers detained in relation to harassment of Palestinian family

No Comments 02 June 2015

Five settlers were detained on Sunday, May 31 2015 in relation to the harassment of a Palestinian family from the village of Sair who owns land near the settlement Metzad (also referred to as Asfar) and the outpost Pnei Kedem. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

June 12-13: Solidarity work and action weekend in the South Hebron Hills

1 Comment 27 May 2015

The All That’s Left Collective in partnership with Ta’ayush, Breaking the Silence, and The Center for Jewish Nonviolence and others, is organizing a solidarity work and action in the South Hebron Hills, centered around Susiya, June 12-13 2015.   Continue Reading


The “Mother of the Settlements” recognizes Susya

1 Comment 25 May 2015

Following is RHR’s response to the state’s attempts to deny the historic existence of the Palestinian village Susya. This response comes in the context of an appeal seeking a resolution to the status of Susya, submitted by RHR on behalf of the village. We have copied several critical paragraphs from that appeal below.


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