RHR KICKS OFF ANOTHER YEAR OF EDUCATING YOUNG ISRAELIS ON HUMAN RIGHTS, ISRAEL AND JUDAISM
Every year, Rabbis for Human Rights teaches around 800 young pre-military service Israelis about international human rights standards, the specific needs of vulnerable communities in our region, and the connection between the founding principles of Israel with Judaism and human rights. For most, this is the first time they have ever really thought or learned about human rights.
Each year, these students become soldiers, bringing their new knowledge with them into the field to influence the decisions they make on the ground.
Click to read more from education director Rabbi Nava Hefetz on RHR's unique education programs in Judaism and human rights, just kicking off the new academic year this month.
Rabbi Nava Hefetz, Educational Director of RHR, reports on the opening of this year's educational work: [caption id=
WATCH: YOUNG JEWISH SETTLERS INCITED TO VIOLENCE
A group of young Jewish boys came to the Palestinian village of Madma from the settlement of Yitzhar on Saturday and called for Palestinian farmers to be the next Muhammad Abu Khdeir and Dawabshe. Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir was burned alive in the summer of 2014 by Jewish extremists, while three of the Dawabshe family, from the Palestinian village of Duma, were burned to death in an arson attack reportedly by Jewish extremists this past summer.
The below clip linked to below, filmed by Rabbis for Human Rights' Palestinian field worker Zakaria Sadah, shows an adult Israeli leading a group of young boys from the settlement of Yitzhar to Palestinian land where the boys shouted at local Palestinians "All of you are Khdeir and Dawabshe" [minute 1:50].
WATCH THE VIDEO CIP -->https://youtu.be/zk8E886Umhs
Rabbis for Human Rights:
"This is another unfortunate testimony to the manipulation of young boys towards hatred and terror in settlements known for extremist ideology. When we see Palestinian children incited towards violence in this way, we are outraged – and rightly so. Therefore, we all must follow the Hebrew proverb "Na'eh doresh – na'eh meqayem" (practice what you preach) and condemn this action. We especially hope to see this behaviour condemned by the spiritual leaders of settlement communities."
Video: Zakaria Sadah, Palestinian field worker of Rabbis for Human Rights
Note: Although Rabbis for Human Rights does not work on Shabbat, our Palestinian field worker provides documentation and assistance in incidents that may occur then.