Please see below for a summary of this year’s olive harvest.
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With Rabbis for Human Rights’ intervention, Palestinian farmer in the Gush Etzion region is permitted to continue his harvest after soldiers attempt to obstruct the work.
Today was the first morning for our volunteers in this olive harvest season. As soon as we got to our chosen harvest location, an extremist settler from the Tapuah outpost came with a large stick towards us, threatening both the Palestinians and our volunteers. He tried to expel the Palestinians from the land, but we stood between him and the Palestinians, and we’re now our way to file a complaint with the police. Continue Reading
PRESS RELEASE | NOVEMBER 19 2015
Rabbis For Human Rights has a message for the military authorities at the conclusion of the Olive harvest: Continue Reading
On November 13th, RHR brought international and Israeli volunteers to harvest olives side-by-side with Palestinian farmers in the West Bank villages of Burin and Atara. Throughout the olive harvest season, we bring volunteers to help farmers with land in areas nearby settlements or outposts known for violence and vandalism against Palestinians and their property. Our presence helps deter attacks, as extremists are much less likely to cause trouble when they know internationals and Israelis are present. Continue Reading
On November 2nd, Rabbis Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman, among the leaders of the Jewish Renewal Movement (Rabbi Waskow also heads the Shalom Center) blessed us with their presence at the olive harvest in Burin.
Please join RHR on Wednesday, February 4th as we plant trees in a Palestinian village for Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish version of Arbor Day.
Show a different, more compassionate face of Judaism to our Palestinian neighbors & help them plant new olive saplings on Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish version of Arbor Day. Not only is the solidarity so important, the trees themselves will benefit Palestinians for generations to come!
WATCH: FOOTAGE FROM LAST YEAR’S PLANTING!
*For those concerned about Jewish law surrounding the Sabbatical year (Shmita), there are halakhic opinions allowing planting on lands owned by non-Jews. Additionally, we are also happy to have you come and help prepare the trees for planting, but not do the actual planting itself.
RSVP is a must! Transportation available from Jerusalem, Rosh HaAyin and Tel Aviv. Please see the flier for details.
**UPDATE: We have added a bus from Tel Aviv. It will leave from the Arlozorov station (Sixt lot) at 9am!
Every fall, Rabbis for Human Rights brings hundreds of volunteers to work side-by-side with Palestinian farmers during our Olive Harvest campaign. Our presence provides protection against possible settler intimidation, enables farmers to pick within the limited number of days that they can safely do so, and has also become an act of solidarity between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. As the fall 2014 harvest season comes to a close, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann,director of RHR’s Department of Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, updates us on how it went. Continue Reading
RHR invites study abroad students to join us on Friday, October 31st 2014 for a special day of harvesting in the Occupied Territories!
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