Tag archive for "Knesset"

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Rabbi Idit Lev lights a candle for human dignity at special Knesset Hanukkah event

No Comments 09 December 2015

Yesterday December 8th, Rabbi Idit Lev, the director of RHR’s socio-economic justice department, lit a Hanukah candle representing human dignity in the Knesset during a special ceremony sponsored by the Knesset’s Pluralism Caucus in honour of Hanukah and International Human Rights Week (celebrated this week due to the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th 1948).  Continue Reading

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Events listings for International Human Rights Week and Hanukah

No Comments 09 December 2015

Every year on December 10th the world celebrates the 1948 signing of the International Declaration of Human Rights by celebrating Human Rights Day.  This year, the date happens to coincide with the Jewish holiday of Hanukah, when we light candles for eight days, spreading light during the darkest times of the year. Continue Reading

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Join us in fighting poverty October 20th at the Knesset

No Comments 14 October 2015

If you believe poverty is not decreed from the sky but rather is the result of policy, than join us in reminding Knesset policymakers that fighting poverty is their responsibility!

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Oct 27 is Public Housing Day at the Knesset!

No Comments 12 October 2015

October 27 is Public Housing Day at the Knesset!

Public Housing Day is an initiative of the Public Housing Forum and the heads of the Knesset’s housing caucus- Dov Hanin, Orly Levy Abekasis, Ilan Gilon, Omer Bar-Lev, Itzik Shmuli, Stav Shafir and Eli Cohen. Continue Reading

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Brief statement on the “Jewish State” bill and democracy

1 Comment 24 November 2014

On Sunday, November 23rd, the cabinet passed a controversial bill known as the “Jewish state” bill. The bill now will be voted on by the Knesset.  Problematic for a number of reasons, the bill declares Israel as the home state for the Jewish people along and therefore raises many concerns regarding equality and equal rights for minorities. Before the vote, (note: the vote is apparently being delayed one week until Dec 3 2014), RHR offers a short statement: Continue Reading

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November 19th: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

No Comments 10 November 2014

The Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty

along with Knesset members Ilan Gilon, Orly Levi-Abekasis and Chaim Katz

invite you to the Knesset on November 19th for

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Continue Reading

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July 22nd: Public Housing Day at the Knesset

No Comments 17 July 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 22ND IS PUBLIC HOUSING DAY IN THE KNESSET.  JOIN US FOR A SERIES OF COMMITTEE DISCUSSIONS ON PUBLIC HOUSING RELATED ISSUES, AND A PUBLIC HOUSING FORUM AT 2pm.

ADDITIONALLY, THE INTERIOR COMMITTEE WILL BE DISCUSSING RESERVATIONS ON THE HOUSING BILL ON THE VERY SAME DAY, STARTING AT 1:30 PM.

WE NEED A LARGE TURNOUT, SO THAT WE CAN “DANCE AT TWO WEDDINGS” AT ONCE!

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RHR’s Response to the Report Released by the Elaluf Committee for Combatting Poverty

No Comments 24 June 2014

The Knesset Committee for Combating Poverty headed by Elie Elaluf has submitted their findings and recommendations to the government. Below please find RHR’s response to their report.

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General, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Despite frozen legislation, plans to dispossess the Negev Bedouin being implemented

1 Comment 22 May 2014

Despite the fact that legislation is currently frozen,  there are growing indications suggesting the government has decided legislation is not necessary in order to implement its plans of dispossessing the Negev Bedouin. Demolition rates continue to be high, and plans for Jewish communities in the Negev continue to move forward. Following is a summary of the current situation in a number of Bedouin villages in the Negev facing threats of demolition, dispossession, and relocation. Continue Reading

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Position of Rabbis for Human Rights on the Governance Law

1 Comment 11 March 2014

 Shomrei Mishpat – Rabbis for Human Rights joins in opposing the Governance Law which is due to be brought to a vote in a second and third reading this week; this opposition stems from serious concern of subversion of the rights of Israeli citizens who belong to the Arab minority.  Rabbis for Human Rights demands that the Knesset send the Governance Law back to committee to add internationally accepted mechanisms for preventing harm to the representation of Israel’s Arab minority Continue Reading

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