The beautiful wheat of Um El Chir. Um El Chir is threatened by demolition orders and is included in huge new fire range in South Hebron Hills.
The weekly report of “Rabbis for Human rights”
Last week we witnessed the opening of the summer protest events. All over the country people got out to protest and repeated the demand for social justice. Here is a video from the protest of “Hamaabara” movement for public housing and social justice in Jerusalem. We continue to support the protest for example with Ruti Kedem’s struggle with the social welfare services in Israel, in order to have economic freedom and get out of poverty. Help us and distribute her call.
The parasha of the blessings and curses speaks in a religious language that sees sometimes to be far and strange for us. But if we will “translate” it to our world, we will see that it teaches the meaning of our life in the world. Rabbi PhD. Dalia Marx wrote the Dvar Torah of parashat B’Hukotai.
A request for volunteers for summer camp activity with the Jahalin this coming summer (30 June -10 July). More details to follow next week”. Also if anyone has a car to donate for our fieldwork we would be very grateful, as Rabbi Yehiel’s died!
Palestinians from the village of Hirbat A Tawani in the South Hebron Hills claim that on Sunday morning settlers destroyed olive trees, belonging to residents of the village. An army contingent and representatives of the DCO arrived on the spot on the same day and discovered that indeed 19 trees have been damaged. The landowners lodged a complaint with the Israeli police and they are investigating. An army tracker found footprints leading back into the nearby outpost. Our independent investigation confirmed this report. The damaged trees were discovered close to the illegal outpost “Havat Maon”. This is part of a recent wave of vandalism to trees in the area in which 58 trees have been damaged. Also new vandalism to tress in Sapa – Beit Omar.
A description of a human rights activist journey to the heart of the darkness that Israel leads in th occupied territories. In this journey you will meet demolition orders (without alternative building), a new fire range on land of 13 villages that is a threat to school children in Janiba etc. The letter sent by ACRI to the State attorney on the issue of violation of the interim order – the training of the army on land that was worked on belonging to the residents of Chirbet Jinba in South Hebron Hills. This fire range threatens 13 villages in the area and the area of the school of Jinba.
In the last months the Rights Centre of Rabbis for Human Rights (that helps citizens to realize their rights) adopted a new method: representatives of the centre come to people’s homes, As it is written: “But from thence ye will seek the LORD thy God” (Deuteronomy Chapter 4, sentence 29). Nico Socolovsky writes about his experiences with the residents of Hadera. Rabbi IditLev and her family return from the Haifa Demonstration with positive energies. Read about the Knesset members’ from the lobby for public housing in Shechunat Hatikva on Sunday May 13th (in Hebrew only). The ministers’ meeting focused for the first time on homeless women who do not get help from the States because they do not meet the criteria. They told that in order to meet the criteria they have to have more children.
Say no to the stopping of the guaranteed minimal income Ruti receives. It was stopped because she started to study in order to have a profession. Ask the ministers not to block Ruti’s future and to change the law or to have correct regulations so it will enable her and many others in her situation to get out of poverty and dependence on welfare, by helping them to acquire a profession and economic independence. A letter example. Please write to:
- Moshe Kachlon – Minister of Welfare, Tel: 02-6752523, fax: 02-5666385, e-mail: email@example.com
- Nahum Itzkovich – he Director of the Welfare office: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof. Mor Yosef – Director of the National Insurance Office, fax: 02-6519122
- Boaz Hirsh– Director of the Government Employment Agency – through the office manager: email@example.com
We congratulate the Ruwadi family, Hilwa information center and Peace Now, for their victory in the case of the house in Silwan. The institutional racism knows how to properly fight against the incitement of a religious Muslim leader, but remains hushed. By remaining silent, it supports the incitement of Jewish Rabbis at ideological settlements – Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann reminds how the authors of “Torat Hamelch” were dealt with.
Messages from Other Organization:
- The Telegraph: Cave-dwelling Palestinian farmers facing eviction from homes
- The Washington Post: Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike following agreement with Israel