Tag archive for "Public Housing"

Justice in Israel

Hadera socio-economic rights center moves to a new location!

No Comments 08 February 2016

Yesterday, our Hadera Socio-Economic Rights center moved to its new home, still in Hadera of course. Moving is never easy, so congratulations to the staff for getting things set up so quickly! Their doors will officially open once again tomorrow, February 9th. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

THIS AFTERNOON: Tu B’Shevat social justice seder in Beit Shean

No Comments 25 January 2016

Although our planting activities have unfortunately been postponed today due to poor weather, we will hold a symbolic tree planting and social justice seder this afternoon with in Beit Shean with our public housing activist group. The event will begin at 3:30pm.  We will draw connections between the seasons, fruits and the seasons of activism.  

Call Rabbi Ascherman at 050-5607034 for details. Note: The seder will be in Hebrew, but translation is possible.

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Justice in Israel

Public Housing Forum calls for the board of housing company Amidar to be replaced

No Comments 13 December 2015

The Public Housing Forum, of which Rabbis for Human Rights is an active member,  demands an investigation into the conduct of Amidar, a replacing of its board, and a guarantees that it will operate  as a public company  under appropriate supervision and transparency. 

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Justice in Israel

Public housing tenant wins courtroom victory against Amidar, is not evicted

No Comments 30 November 2015


We are proud to report Rabbis for Human Rights has had an important, precedent setting court victory with potentially deep implications for public housing in Israel! Amidar, one of the major public housing firms in the country, has been prevented from evicting a tenant due to unreliable, contradictory documentation from home inspections.
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Justice in Israel

The right to a stable home: Important policy shifts announced at Public Housing Day!

No Comments 28 October 2015


The Housing Ministry: There will not be an increase of rental rates and the tenants of public housing will be able to purchase new apartments at the price of old apartments in the framework of urban renewal.

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Justice in Israel

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


On Gates of Justice, Joy, and Um El Khiran: Sukkot Thoughts 5776

No Comments 29 September 2015

Rabbi Arik Ascherman
President and Senior Rabbi – Rabbis For Human Rights

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Justice in Israel

July 21: Knesset Housing Caucus conference on “pinui/binui” plans

No Comments 16 July 2015

Although RHR and our partner advocates for public housing still have many concerns, we praise the fact that for the first time in years there is a serious plan that reverses the long standing policies to neglect/dismantle public housing. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel, Press Releases

Press Release: Forum for Public Housing response to new public housing plan

No Comments 16 July 2015

This week Housing Minister Yoav Galant released a 5 point plan related to public housing in Israel. The Forum for Public Housing, in which RHR is an active member, responds to the plan in the following statement. Continue Reading

Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Torah portion: The merits of a matter, or the merits of a man?

No Comments 18 June 2015

Real values, like human rights, are never a “position” in a debate. These values are timeless, and are required long after the end of any argument or confrontation. Read on for Parashat Korach, by Rabbi Kobi Weiss.
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