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|Rabbis for Human Rights: Hope and Justice in the Middle East|
|Date||Monday June 01|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street at the corner of 18th Street, San Francisco.|
Note: Rabbi Arik Ascherman is speaking at TWO EVENTS tonight! sorry for the confusion... Rabbi Ascherman is speaking at TWO EVENTS in San Francisco on Monday!
The first, on legal challenges & successes in the defense of human rights in Israel and Palestine, is at the OFFICE of the Committee for Civil Rights, starting at 5:30 pm: 131 Steuart Street, Suite 400, a few blocks from Embarcadero BART
The second, starting at 7:30 pm, on Hope & Justice
in the Middle East, is in the Mission at Congregation Sha'ar Zahav,
290 Dolores Street at the corner of 18th Street, San Francisco.
The rights of Palestinian people to land and shelter are a few of the issues that Rabbis for Human Rights addresses in the Occupied Territories. More info: http://www.rhr.israel.net
Rabbis for Human Rights
The Olive Tree Campaign is an interfaith project, bringing international and Israeli volunteers from all religious backgrounds together to participate in planting and harvesting efforts. By coordinating with the Israeli security forces and the local Palestinian population, and through the physical presence of its members and volunteers, RHR helps guarantee Palestinians’ access to their trees while reducing the number of violent incidents and acts of theft during the harvest season. RHR sells olive oil for Palestinians encumbered from selling their produce. Volunteers document the successes and failures of the implementation of scheduled times for Palestinians to cross the fence in order to harvest their crops.
Rabbis for Human Rights
RHR works to change the administrative policies that prevent approval of building licenses for most Palestinians while leading to the demolition of homes built without approval. RHR works to prevent demolitions through education, lobbying, legal appeal, publicity, protest and, as a last resort, civil disobedience. RHR also protests the policy of home demolitions by helping to rebuild destroyed homes, and to ensure the rights of the cave dwellers in the hills north of Arad. With this project, RHR seeks to ensure equality under the law and to prevent the suffering, financial loss, and hatred that result from administrative