Tag archive for "demolition"
Join us as the High Court hears our petition to return planning rights to Palestinians in Area C of the West Bank. By allowing Palestinians to plan their own communities, the plague of administrative housing demolitions will effectively end. The discussion will be held in the Supreme Court building in Jerusalem, at 10am, on April 12th. Please join us and show the world we are watching!
International students: Please join RHR on March 27th for a tour of the unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Negev.
On Monday, at 9am, the High Court of Justice will hear the petition for recognition by the village of Dahmash. We encourage all who can to come and support Dahmash in their struggle! Continue Reading
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
As elections draw closer, we have been pleased to note that there has been a great deal of discussion regarding public housing and other socioeconomic justice issues. However, we in RHR are asking all of Israel’s parties to tell voters what their positions are on some of the other issues we work on, such as Palestinian human rights, African asylum seekers and our Negev Bedouin citizens. The questionnaire can be read below. Since we have limited ourselves to issues we deal with, it is by no means exhaustive even for Israel 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
In a truly cruel act, as the entire region braces for a winter storm of rain, snow, and freezing temperatures, the Israeli authorities choose to enter El Arakib today (February 19th 2015) and demolish it, for the 81st time.
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