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  • March 6, 2017

    Revised Muslim Ban No Better Than First Muslim Ban

    T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights condemns in the strongest terms today’s executive order, which continues to effectively close our borders to Muslims, and flagrantly violates America’s longstanding, values-driven commitment to serving as a safe haven for refugees. Masked as an effort to ensure national security, this new executive order is more of the same…
  • March 6, 2017

    Anti-Free Speech Bill Passed By Knesset Harms Israel

    T’ruah does not support or affiliate with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. We do, however, believe that free speech is an essential component of democracy, a basic human right, and a fundamental value of Judaism. It is for that reason that T’ruah condemns the legislation passed today by the Knesset that bans those who…
  • February 27, 2017

    Statement on Latest Attacks on Jewish Cemetery, Mosques and Indian Visitors

    T’ruah grieves for the recent spate of hate-crimes against Jews and Muslims. Our pain at the desecration of Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia is intense, conjuring up so many of our people’s darkest times and worst fears. Just as Judaism teaches that burying the dead is the highest form of kindness that one can…
  • February 24, 2017

    Israel, Reverse Your Decision to Deny Visa for Human Rights Watch Researcher

    T’ruah calls on Israel to reverse its decision to deny a work visa to a Human Rights Watch researcher. A respected human rights organization that operates in 90 countries, Human Rights Watch performs the necessary function of monitoring government activities that violate human rights. Human Rights Watch has previously shown its commitment to rising above politics by criticizing the human rights record of both Israel and of the Palestinian leadership, including Hamas.

  • February 24, 2017

    Israeli Government’s Attack on the Human Rights of Bedouin Citizens Erode the Chance for Peace

    T’ruah condemns the ongoing demolition of Bedouin villages across the West Bank and in the Negev, including the destruction of homes, mosques, and schools. The most recent violation of Bedouin-Israeli rights occurred today in the village of Khan al-Ahmar, northeast of Jerusalem. Khan al-Ahmar is home to more than 100 people, more than half of whom…

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