Tag archive for "Knesset"

Justice in Israel, Press Releases

Tuesday the Knesset will mark the dismal state of Israel’s public housing

No Comments 16 July 2017

Public Housing Day, now a tradition at the Knesset, is an important legislative advocacy day for the Forum for Public Housing, of which Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) proudly plays an active and critical role.

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General, Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Occupied Territories

All-time record of racist and anti-democratic legislation at Knesset

No Comments 12 July 2017

On Wednesday (July 5 2017), the Knesset held a day marking the struggle against racism. The event was initiated by Members of Knesset Aida Touma-Suleiman (Hadash) and Michal Biran (the Zionist camp), the chairpersons of the Lobby for the Struggle Against Racism.

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Justice in Israel

Int’l Day for the Struggle Against Poverty marked at Knesset

No Comments 21 February 2017

Today Israelis marked the International Day for the Struggle Against Poverty at the Knesset in an event organised by  the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty, of which Rabbis for Human Rights is an active member, and Members of Knesset from various parties including Eli Alaluf, (Kulanu), head of the Committee for Labor and Welfare; Meir Cohen (Yesh Atid), formerly the Minister of Welfare; Elon Gilon (Meretz), Abdullah Abu Marouf (Joint List – Hadash), and Akram Hasson from Kulanu. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Refugees and asylum seekers

Rabbi Grenimann at Knesset: “The occupation is corrupting our Judaism”

No Comments 20 February 2017

As we face the news of a renewed demolition threat for the tire school of Khan al Akhmar, a Jahalin Bedouin community located on the outskirts of the Jerusalem,  along with forty other structures in in the village, this week we also worked to raise awareness of the village in the Knesset….

Khan al Ahmar school

Khan al Akhmar school

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Justice in Israel

February 21: Knesset Day for the Struggle Against Poverty

No Comments 19 February 2017

A new study on the right to live in dignity for families of various configurations, released by Israel’s National Insurance and the first of its kind by a governmental body, will be revealed during the main event of the Knesset’s Day for the Struggle Against Poverty on February 21 2017.   In the light of this new index,  government benefits as well as minimum wage rates can be assessed. The Day for the Struggle Against Poverty is the fruit of cooperation between the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty, of which Rabbis for Human Rights is an active member,  and Members of Knesset from various parties. Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Rabbinic case against the “Formalization Bill”

2 Comments 27 December 2016

A Rabbinic Statement Regarding the so-called Formalization Bill” (Known also as the “Theft from Non-Jews Law”)

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Statement on the “Formalization” Bill

No Comments 14 December 2016

A decent man or woman would refer to the “Formalization Law” by a name that reflects its true nature: “Legalization of Theft from Non-Jews Law.” Many fear for Israel’s democratic nature following the passing of such a bill; we at Rabbis for Human Rights also fear for the state’s Jewish character.

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Justice in Israel

Response to passing of Law for the Government Authority for Urban Renewal

No Comments 09 August 2016

Achievements in the field of urban renewal are clear with the passing of a new law in early August 2016 establishing a government body for urban renewal.
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Justice in Israel

The amendments to the Guaranteed Income law won’t significantly impact single mothers seeking to work and pull her family out of poverty.

No Comments 31 July 2016

Image: Labor, Welfare and Health Committee, Knesset website

Image: Labor, Welfare and Health Committee, Knesset website

The amendments to the Guaranteed Income law, passed last week by the Labor, Welfare and Health committee, will not have a significant impact on single mothers who wish to work and pull her family out of poverty. Our concern is that the law – although containing minor positive elements – will work to disband public outcry around the difficulties of low-income single mothers. It is not everyday that the Knesset discusses this difficult issue, and the fact that a law impacting this population passed without suggesting a comprehansive solution to single mothers is a lost opportunity. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel, Press Releases

The Forum for Public Housing presents Public Housing Day at the Knesset

No Comments 11 July 2016

PRESS RELEASE | JULY 11 2016

The Forum for Public Housing presents Public Housing Day at the Knesset: Marking the Crisis of the Million

Invitation to cover: Public Housing Day in the Knesset on July 12 2016 will be led by MKs Orli Levy Abekasis, Dov Hanin, Stav Shafir, Ilan Gilon, Itzik Shmuli, Eli Cohen and Omer Bar Lev  Continue Reading

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