Voices from Israel/Palestine: Rabbis for Human Rights

About a month ago I was in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, on what one might call an ‘awareness visit’ but was, if I’m honest, political tourism. The group I was with visited a number of Christian and non-Christian human rights, peace, passive resistance and Palestinian solidarity groups (as well as just one ideological Jewish settler) and heard them speak about the situation in Israel/Palestine, what they are doing about it and what we can do to help.


Over the next few months I will be putting up audio and and written material from that trip. This is the first one, a talk by a man whose views I don’t entirely agree with, but who is clearly a good (if not great) man, working for justice and peace.

His name is Arik Ascherman and he is Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights, an organisation that many right-wing supporters of Israel wish did not exist. Here, he addresses our group about who they are and why they do what they do. Inspiring stuff.

Click play to hear Rabbi Ascherman:

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