Tag archive for "demolition"

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

The Two Israels: Rabbi Ascherman interviewed by Nicholas Kristof of the NYT

No Comments 01 March 2015

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

Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, March 2015 Elections

From El Arakib to Beit Shean: Standing Idly by while the powerless are oppressed

No Comments 26 February 2015

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.

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, March 2015 Elections

Israeli elections 2015: Who will stop the cruel abuse of El-Araqib & the rest of the Negev Bedouin?

No Comments 19 February 2015

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

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

In the midst of an incoming winter storm, El Arakib destroyed for the 81st time

No Comments 19 February 2015

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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General, Press Releases

Over 400 Rabbis call on Prime Minister Netanyahu to stop administrative home demolitions

7 Comments 05 February 2015

PRESS RELASE | FEBRUARY 3

Over 400 Rabbis from around the world call on Prime Minister Netanyahu to stop administrative home demolitions. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Wave of administrative demolitions strikes East Jerusalem & West Bank

2 Comments 22 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE | JANUARY 22 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

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

El Arakib destroyed for the 80th time in the middle of mediation between parties

1 Comment 15 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE | JANUARY 14 2015

The Negev Coexistence Forum reports that Israeli forces entered the village of Al Arakib this morning and destroyed all present structures for the 80th time in recent years. This demolition was carried out despite the fact that a mediation process between the state and the residents of Al Arakib has been on-going for a month under the Deputy Chief Magistrate of Beersheva. Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Rabbis Light Hanukah Menorah in Rubble of Demolished Palestinian Home

No Comments 22 December 2014

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 22 2014

Today (Tuesday 22.12) rabbis from Rabbis For Human Rights lit a Hanukah menorah in the rubble of a demolished Palestinian home as a statement of solidarity and our aspiration for peace and human rights. Like hundreds of other homes every year, this house was demolished because of a military planning system that doesn’t allow for even basic Palestinian development on lands that all acknowledge to be privately owned Palestinian lands. Continue Reading

General, Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Parasha / E-Letter

On Mountains, Caves and Empowerment: Hanukah Thoughts 5775

No Comments 16 December 2014

Hanukah Thoughts 5775

By: Rabbi Arik Ascherman Continue Reading

General

UPDATE: RHR responds to the state’s “fig-leaf” proposal response to our planning petition

No Comments 02 December 2014

With Jerusalem in flames and terror on the rise, we must remember the small but powerful acts we can take to bring down the flames. There is still time to help Israel do the right thing, and now more than ever, we are obligated to give it our all. Please read on for an update on the status of RHR’s High Court case to restore planning rights to Palestinians in Area C, so that administrative housing demolitions become a thing of the past. Continue Reading

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