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Occupied Territories

Photos: Demolitions at Umm El Kheir

1 Comment 18 April 2016

The demolitions at Umm El Kheir – A report from Eyal Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

President Rivlin supports including the Bedouin Negev in the conversation on their fates

No Comments 18 April 2016

The 7th Negev Conference in Yeruham was held last week on Tuesday Aprl 12th. Put on by the Ministry of Development of the Periphery, the conference was attended by MKs, heads of municipal councils, and leaders in the public, non-profit and business sectors. During the conference, President of Israel Reuven Rivlin was quoted as saying:

“Good neighborliness is not a zero sum game. Without coming to an agreed upon arrangement with the Bedouin population and especially the unrecognized villages, the south will not be able to move forward.”

Rabbis for Human Rights could not agree more!


Photo: By Avi Ohayon, Government Press Office (Israel) – Spokesperson unit of the President of Israel – דוברות בית הנשיא, CC BY-SA 3.0



Position Paper, Negev Coexistence Forum: The Times has Come for Israel to Recognize the Bedouin Villages of Atir and Umm al Hiran

Act now: Send a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin telling them to STOP the demolition of Umm al Hiran/Atir


Occupied Territories

The States sees a Success Story in the Disaster of the Jahalin

No Comments 14 April 2016

For many years, Rabbis for Human Rights has worked in educational empowerment and human rights advocacy for the people of the Jahalin tribe in the Judean desert. Last summer, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann of RHR along with Sisters Aziza and Agnes of the Comboni Order and a team of international and Israeli volunteers organized a summer camp for 100 children of the Jahalin village Abu Nawahr. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Threat to Umm al Hiran grows closer

No Comments 13 April 2016

A few days ago, JNF bulldozers went past a boundary in the direction of the village that the residents previously believed they would not cross. Yesterday, the local police station commander showed them the “new” line, a few more meters closer to the village, and promised to alert the residents of any additional changes in the direction of the village. The police gave no commitment that their would not be such changes in the future. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

COGAT admits Palestinians subjected to more severe enforcement of planning laws

No Comments 11 April 2016

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Yoav Mordechai, was quoted in Reuters (among other news sources) admitting  the enforcement of planning laws in the Area C is stricter against Palestinians than settlers, and that most of the planning-related demolitions are on private Palestinians lands.  This statement is in direct contradiction to the position of the state was well as the High Court. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Umm al Hiran and Cottage Cheese

No Comments 29 March 2016

The following op-ed by Rabbi Ed Rettig was originally published in Hebrew on Ynet. 

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

March 30th: Land Day in Umm al Hiran

No Comments 29 March 2016

The Bedouin village of Umm al Hiran/Atir along with the Coalition for the Recognition of the Unrecognized Bedouin Villages of the Negev (Recognition Forum) invite you to join them in the 40th commemoration of Land Day on WEDNESDAY MARCH 30th. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Press Releases

All charges against Rabbi Ascherman dropped by police

No Comments 20 March 2016

In the spring of 2014, Rabbi Ascherman was arrested and falsely charged with obstructing police work as he peacefully protested the demolition of the Bedouin village Al Arakib. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Photos: Rabbis come out in support of Bedouin villages Umm al Hiran & Atir

No Comments 06 March 2016

On Thursday, March 3rd 2016, the residents of Bedouin villages Umm al Hiran and Atir called on the public to join them in a protest in Beersheva  in response to the refusal of the Israeli Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to demolish their villages and evict all of the residents.  The government’s  intention is to forest over Atir, and, perhaps more disturbingly, build a new Jewish town over the rubble of Bedouin village Umm al Hiran, to be called “Hiran.” Continue Reading

Legal Work, Press Releases

Press release: High Court Petitioned to halt destruction of two villages in Firing Zone 918

1 Comment 11 February 2016


High Court of Justice Petitioned to halt destruction of two Palestinian villages in West Bank’s Firing Zone 918

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