Tag archive for "East Jerusalem"

Occupied Territories

FRIDAY: Six years of struggle against the expropriation of Sheikh Jarrah and E. Jerusalem!

No Comments 25 August 2015

From Free Jerusalem:

SIX YEARS TO THE STRUGGLE IN SHEIKH JERRAH-AND THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE JUDAISATION OF JERUSALEM CONTINUES!   Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Friday: Special call to join the weekly Sheikh Jarrah protest against Jewish takeover in E. Jerusalem

No Comments 21 April 2015

Join “Free Jerusalem” this Friday in a special call to participate in this week’s Sheikh Jarrah protest against Jewish settlement in Sheikh Jarrah and East Jerusalem in general. With the Shamasna family now in imminent danger of eviction due to the “Absentee Property Law,”  your support against these injustices is crucial! The protest starts at 4pm at the usual site in Sheikh Jarrah, or there is the option to meet at  3:45pm at the Shim’on Ha’tzadik train station, from whence the group will walk to the demonstration site.  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

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Demolition where far right activist announced intention to settle

No Comments 01 December 2014

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 1 2014

Home demolished in East Jerusalem in an area where far right-wing activist Aryeh King announced his intention to settle. Continue Reading

General

RHR condemns the November 5th Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem

No Comments 05 November 2014

Rabbis for Human Rights is deeply pained by and strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack today on the Jerusalem light rail station. We send heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and wish speedy recovery to the injured. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

The Tag Meir Coalition responds to ‘price tag’ attack in Ein Aluza

No Comments 13 February 2014

On February 10th, the East Jerusalem area of Ein Aluza was victim of a ‘price tag’ . Additionally, graffiti against “assimilation” and “Arab labor” was sprayed. The Tag Meir Coalition, which acts as a voice of tolerance and respect by organizing acts of solidarity with victims and communities who have been targeted by radical extremists, was quick to respond in a show of solidarity with the residents. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel, Occupied Territories

Interagency call to end demolitions

No Comments 09 February 2014

2013 showed a serious uptick of housing demolitions and aid obstruction to the Palestinian Territories, specifically in the Jordan River Valley. In response,  25 local and international aid, faith, development and human rights organizations came together to call for an end to demolitions of Palestinian homes and obstruction of aid
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General, Occupied Territories

BREAKING: Demolitions in East Jerusalem

2 Comments 05 February 2014

For immediate release: Series of home demolitions and major tension in the East Jerusalem area

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FEBRUARY 5 2014: A home in the East Jerusalem village of Umm Lison was demolished today while security forces prepare to demolish two additional homes in Jabel Mukaber, also East Jerusalem. Currently, those demolitions are on hold due to an immediate halting order. The residents are resisting and five young Palestinians have been arrested thus far. At least one home was demolished in Beit Hanina as well.

These demotions come as a result of systemic planning  and land allocation discrimination in East Jerusalem, with Palestinians under-represented on planning committees. City planning attempts to preserve the city’s demographic balance by choking Palestinian construction and annexing to Jerusalem dozens of Palestinian villages which historically have not been connected to Jerusalem. This policy is no secret: the city’s master plan explicitly mentions the prevention of Palestinian building as a strategy for the preservation of “demographic balance” within the city.

Parasha / E-Letter

Another eviction prevented – Acharei Mot – Kedoshim Newsletter

1 Comment 24 April 2012

In the picture: Lea Shemi holds a gas tank in case of being evicted from her public housing apartment. Her eviction was prevented due to the help of activists. Photo: Tamir Hajaj.

The Weekly Report of Rabbis for Human Rights

An Opening Word | Rabbi Arik Ascherman

The eve of Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day). Our Torah readings areb “Acharei Mot” (After the deaths) and “Kedoshim” (You shall be holy). Many times I have commented that Yom HaAtzmaut almost always falls during the week we read Kedoshim, or the week after. Is that just a coincidence? My college dorm mate Daniel Cheren once noted that, in Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones that we read on Yom HaAtzmaut, the bones first need flesh and skin and sinews. Only after that do we receive God’s spirit. As Rabbi Idit Lev writes, achieving independence was one important milestone for the Jewish people. However, she explains that we must now achieve the holiness that God demands of us. That is at least as difficult. Please read Idit’s essay and tell us what you think Zionism needs to be in our day.

Rabbi Shimshon Rafael Hirsch’s commentary to Exodus 22:20 teaches us that the Torah warns us not to repeat the “Horrors of Egypt” when one day we have a state. History has taught us the dangers of powerlessness, and the Torah teaches us the dangers of power. Power makes so many things easily accessible to us. However, Rabbi Engelman teaches us that Akharei Mot/Kedoshim instructs us how to deal with those things that are temptingly accessible, but forbidden. We look around us and see all the positive ways we have used our newfound power, and we sing Hallel. However, when we read below of evictions and threatened evictions from public housing or the demolition of homes and cisterns in the Negev and OT, and when we watch the film clip Shalom Eisner, we understand in these days of counting the omer that we have left Egypt, but still need Mt. Sinai.

With the help of “Liberated Beer Sheva” activists and our own attorney Becky Keshet, Lea Shemi’s eviction was prevented. Now starts Lea’s real fight for her home. Please follow us on Facebook where we will update all our activities to prevent evictions from public housing (the next activity is to stop the Eviction of Rivka, 61 yeas old). Shabbat Shalom. Continue Reading

Parasha / E-Letter

The victory of the Menashe Family – Newsletter of Parashat “Vayakhel-Pekudey”

1 Comment 13 March 2012

A protest for public housing. 11.3.2012. Jerusalem. photo by: Hamaabara / Alon Sherf

Parashat “Vayakhel-Pekudey”: the weekly newsletter of “Rabbis for Human Rights”

Although Israel is in a state of war with Gaza, we have not left the social struggle of the families in public housing. We volunteered to fight for the Menashe family from Givat Shmuel and called the Prime Minister, the Housing Minister and Amidar’s director to stop the eviction of the family into the street which was due to take place March 14th. Itzik Menashe was refused the right to continue living in his parents’ Amidar apartment. Itzik and his wife are unemployed and their financial situation does not enable them to rent an apartment. Recently, after long and painful treatments they had a son. Let’s work together to prevent their eviction into the street. An Important Update: The eviction of the Menashe family will be frozen for the next half year. Thank you all for the help! Shabbat Shalom. Continue Reading

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