Tag archive for "Press release"
PRESS RELEASE | January 11th 2015
Rabbis for Human Rights expresses its shock at this criminal act and calls on the security forces to make every effort to quickly find those responsible and bring them to justice.
PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 22 2014
Palestinians who entered into farmland near the Nokdim settlement with coordination from the IDF report they were attacked by the settlement security officer who subsequently attempted to run them over with his car. Continue Reading
PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 22 2014
Today (Tuesday 22.12) rabbis from Rabbis For Human Rights lit a Hanukah menorah in the rubble of a demolished Palestinian home as a statement of solidarity and our aspiration for peace and human rights. Like hundreds of other homes every year, this house was demolished because of a military planning system that doesn’t allow for even basic Palestinian development on lands that all acknowledge to be privately owned Palestinian lands. Continue Reading
PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 21 2014
Tomorrow, in solidarity with Palestinians against administrative home demolitions, a group of rabbis from Rabbis for Human Rights will light the Hanukkah candles on the rubble of a demolished Palestinian home in the south Hebron Hills. Continue Reading
PRESS RELEASE| November 14th 2015
Please join us this Wednesday (November 19 2014) at the Knesset’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty as we demand the government stop ignoring poverty in Israel.
In the coming weeks the government is expected to approve the final budget for the coming year. This budget, however, ignores more than 1.755 million people living in poverty in Israel. For these people, they will continue to live without essential rights, including the right to shelter, educational stipends, and the right to search for employment without impediments. In a preliminary examination of the draft budget, the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty concluded that despite slogans and statements from elected officials that say otherwise, it seems the government intends to continue to neglect both the people in Israel living in poverty, as well as the problem of poverty in general that plagues our state.
On Wednesday, November 19 2014, the Knesset will mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, led by Knesset members Ilan Gilon, Orly Levy-Abekasis and Chaim Katz, in conjunction with the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty. The day will focus on the fight against poverty through the implementation of the recommendations of the Alaluf Committee to Fight Poverty into the upcoming budget of 2015.
As part of the day the Knesset committees will discuss the selected recommendations from the Alaluf report alongside ways to implement them immediately in the current budget. The day of discussions will be held in the main chamber of the Knesset and will address the question of how to influence the Israeli government to implement the recommendations of the Committee in the 2015 budget.
Agenda (subject to change)
09:00 Knesset committee discussions
14:00 Conference Centers
Registration required: Click here to register (limited spots available)
Partner organizations in the community to combat poverty:
*Union of Social Workers*Anu*Prisoner Rights*Israeli Association for Ethiopian Jewry* Association for Civil Rights in Israel*Society for Patient Rights in Israel*Unit for Community Work-Bat Yam*The Israeli Center for the Promotion of Social Justice*Sikkuy*Internships for Social Change- Beersheva*Students for Social Work*Social Safety Network*Rabbis for Human Rights*Haifa Cooperative for Stopping the Cycle of Poverty*Shatil*Yes for the Elderly-Promoting Senior Rights*Activists from communities living in poverty
PRESS RELEASE | November 3 2014
Israeli Authorities demolish two structures, reportedly from Ottoman Times, in Khirbet a-Twayel in addition to cutting off the village water supply. Continue Reading
PRESS RELEASE | Oct 6th 2014
As the olive harvest begins, a number of serious incidents have been reported in the Occupied Territories. Continue Reading
Yesterday (July 29th 2014), Rabbis for Human Rights and other organizations promoting rights for Bedouins in the Negev sent an urgent letter to the Home Front Command, protesting that the cellular rocket fire warning service is not available in unrecognized Bedouin communities.
The disturbing situation in which communities lack both protected areas and sirens is difficult to remedy in the immediate future, but it seems that the absence of a cellular warning is an easier matter to fix. Therefore, it’s all the more puzzling to us that the system is not programmed to provide warnings to citizens of these communities. “Disputes over planning issues are no reason to disregard human life,” argue the signatories to the letter: Rabbis for Human Rights, the Forum for Unrecognized Villages in the Negev, and AJEEC-NISPED. Continue Reading
PRESS RELEASE | JUNE 30 2014
Reports of violence against asylum seekers and Israeli human rights activists during the “Freedom March” protest in a forest near Nitzana.
On Sunday (June 29 2014) evening, hundreds of African asylum seekers were evacuated from a forest next to the village of Nitzana near Israel’s border with Egypt. The asylum seekers were violently evacuated by riot police forces and Immigration Department agents, as well as people in civilian dress, apparently civilian security officers from surrounding villages. Continue Reading
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