Tag archive for "Bedouin"
On Tuesday, May 5th 2015, the High Court ruled that Umm al Hiran, an unrecognised Bedouin village in the Negev, will be demolished and the residents forcibly displaced. This comes despite the fact that the village was relocated twice by Israeli authorities to its present location. The court rules that the land is state owned, the residents have no right to it, and the entire village will be destroyed and the Jewish settlement of Hiran will be built on top of it. Continue Reading
On Israel’s 67th birthday, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, President and Senior Rabbi of RHR, shares his thoughts on the vision and dream of our people, the struggle ahead, and why we must be strong, stubborn and persistent. Continue Reading
International students: Please join RHR on March 27th for a tour of the unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Negev.
As elections approach, each day we will be asking a different question that no party has addressed yet concerning human rights.
Today, our question is in regard to the Bedouin. We ask, “Is your party willing to implement the RCUC/Bimkom alternative plan recognizing all 35 unrecognized villages?”
As Israel prepares to go to the polls on March 17th, RHR encourages all to bring the values of human rights with them into the booth. We therefore will be releasing the stated platforms of the political parties on the human rights issues we work on. First is the issue of the Bedouin Negev, below. We encourage all to read over the information and make a decision based on the value of honoring the Image of God in all of humankind. Continue Reading
I, as a Zionist, believe I have a place here…but I don’t want to be here by displacing Aziz. - Rabbi Ascherman
Rabbi Arik Ascherman was recently interviewed by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times for an op-ed prior to the scheduled appearance of Prime Minister Netanyahu before the US Congress. The two discuss the displacement of the Bedouin, what it means to be a Zionist who honors their neighbors, and Israeli democracy. Continue Reading
As Israel prepares to go to the voting booth on March 17th 2015, RHR is running a series of features encouraging citizens to vote and reminding them to bring the values of human rights work and the honoring of God’s Image along with them into the voting booth. This post was originally featured on the Rabbi Ascherman’s Times of Israel blog.
As Israel prepares to go to the voting booth on March 17th 2015, RHR is running a series of features encouraging citizens to vote and reminding them to bring the values of human rights work and the honoring of God’s Image along with them into the voting booth. Continue Reading
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