Tag archive for "El-Arakib"

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Israeli forces demolish Bedouin village Al Arakib for the 101st time

2 Comments 27 July 2016

This morning, on the anniversary of the first and largest full demolition of Al Arakib in 2010, government forces demolished the Bedouin village once again, for 101st time. The forces then continued south, and we are waiting to hear what else they demolished.

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Call for volunteers: JNF working again on land at Al Arakib

No Comments 18 July 2016

JNF bulldozers arrived yesterday July 17th at the “unrecognised” Bedouin village of Al Arakib, which has been demolished 100 times. The plan is to forest over the village, and the bulldozers have started to prepare new land for planting despite the fact that the JNF said it would not continue to work in these areas until the issue was resolved in the courts or at the Knesset.

Please make every effort to go down to the village and stand in solidarity with the residents! Coordinate by calling Aziz at 050 770 1119.

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JNF logo on earth-moving equipment

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The JNF tried to claim they are only cleaning already prepared land. That should have also remained frozen; however, this is entirely new land prep

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Already planted lands reminding us of what the plan is...

Already planted lands reminding us of what the plan is…

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

Rabbi Ascherman’s trial for arrest at Al Arakib protest starts tomorrow

3 Comments 09 November 2015

On Friday June 12th 2014, Rabbi Ascherman, RHR’s president and senior rabbi, along with seven residents (including two minors) of Al Arakib, were arrested during a protest over the destruction of the unrecognized Bedouin village of Al Arakib. Despite protesting nonviolently, Rabbi Ascherman was beaten and punched in the jaw during the arrest. Tomorrow Rabbi Ascherman’s trial will begin for the arrest. Continue Reading

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

Between destruction and hope: Rabbi Ascherman’s 5775 Tisha b’Av journey

No Comments 27 July 2015

Tisha b’Av is a fast day in Judaism commemorating many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people – most notably the loss of the First and Second Temples. It is a tragic day and one spent in mourning by Jews throughout the world.

This Tisha b’Av Rabbi Ascherman, president and senior rabbi of RHR, choose to mourn  amidst the threatened demolitions of both Susya and the Israeli-Bedouin village of Umm al Hiran,  the ruins of the village Atir, and the on-going destruction of Al Arakib. Following is a short narrative of his journey followed by photos.  To read about why Rabbi Ascherman choose to commemorate this important Jewish holiday in this way, please read here. 

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General, Parasha / E-Letter

Being Ruth: Shavuot Thoughts 5775 by Rabbi Arik Ascherman

No Comments 22 May 2015

BEING RUTH: SHAVUOT 5775

Rabbi Arik Ascherman

President and Senior Rabbi

Rabbis for Human Rights

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Yom Haaztmaut Thoughts: We are much stronger than you, much more stubborn, much more persistent

2 Comments 23 April 2015

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

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

A glimmer of hope for Al Arakib

No Comments 16 April 2015

The State of Israel tried its best to prevent its own citizens, the Bedouin of Al Arakib, from having their day in court to fight against the expropriation of their land.  Continue Reading

General, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

MARCH 27th: Study Tour to Unrecognized Bedouin villages

No Comments 19 March 2015

International students: Please join RHR on March 27th for a tour of the unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Negev.

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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

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